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Park City

  • Film

    December 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    You Can Buy a Year's Worth of Post-Apocalypse Food for $10,000, but How Does It Taste?

    I never expected freeze-dried food would cross my path as a food critic. I was in Park City, Utah for this year's Association of Food Journalists conference recently, and food storage was the topic of one of the scheduled discussions. I was hoping the presentation would feature a cute old lady with ... More >>

  • Film

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Gary Johnson, the Presidential Candidate Who 'Agrees With You 100 Percent,' Will Be in Dallas This Week

    Pop quiz: Which presidential candidate, whose name will appear on the ballot in all 50 states, paid his way through college as a door-to-door handyman? Which one earned the nickname "Governor Veto" by rejecting more than 750 bills passed by his state's legislature? Which one competed in a re-enactme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Modern Mexican, Drunken Olympics and Dining In The Bubble: This Week in Dallas Dining

    Wrapping up that work day and getting ready to head home watch the Olympics and do some drinking? Easy now. The gymnastics events are in full swing and Alice's instruction to drink every time you see a wedgie promises to intoxicate an entire planet. Before you pick up your shot glass, we have a week ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
  • Film

    July 28, 2011

    Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

    A fanboy's phenomenal love letter to a hip hop phenom.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Ben Gold's in the Video Game Capital of the World With His Old Pal, the King of Kong

    ​Yesterday, legendary local video gamer Ben Gold began writing for Unfair Park about his return to Ottumwa, Iowa, home of the Twin Galaxies arcade and the place where, tomorrow night, he will be among the first class inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame. In today's installment, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    At the Thin Line Doc Fest, Havin' a Gasland

    TRAILER and INTRODUCTION from JOSHFOX on Vimeo.The folks at the Thin Line Film Fest in Denton, an annual affair devoted to documentaries, send word of a major premiere scheduled to open the festival on February 17: Gasland. Formerly known as Rage of Nature, as evidenced by the trailer above, this is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Doesn't Suck to Be Tony Romo or Terrell Owens. Does Suck to Be a Cowboys Fan.

    From yesterday's Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin, this is precisely the kind of whatever-dude Tony Romo quote that drives even his staunchest defenders absolutely nuts:"If I'm never going to win the Super Bowl, I'll be content in life. I'll be disappointed because that's what I wanted to do. At t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    More Evidence That Dallas Is Headed Down the Road to Ruin

    Ever wonder why Dallas gets screwed on things like mass transit but the suburbs always make out? Could it have anything to do with the fact that the leadership in Dallas has a basically suburban mentality? When I came here 100 years ago, the mayors of Dallas were major suburban real estate develope ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2008

    Be Kind Rewind Comes Up Short, Stale and Flat

    Michel Gondry attempts to celebrate DIY filmmaking but disappoints

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2008

    At the Sundance Film Festival, Everyone's a Winner (More or Less)

    Director Courtney Hunt, accepting the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition from Quentin Tarantino for her film Frozen River PARK CITY, Utah -- As the 2008 Sundance Film Festival drew to a close with a bizarrely country-and-western-themed awards ceremony hosted by William H. Macy, a jury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    AFI Dallas Fest Sneaks a Peek with Hunter S. Thompson, Ellen Page and Helen Hunt

    Hunter S. Thompon's doc makes its Dallas debut at AFI in the spring. The Sundance Film Festival's not quite wrapped in Park City, Utah; the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin is still some six weeks from opening with the real-life blackjack thriller 21. But this morning we bring news from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    Let's Choke Some Sugar Outta Sundance

    Pour some Sugar on me: The Half Nelson follow-up is all great. PARK CITY, Utah -- Three-quarters of the way through Sundance 2008, the good news is that the festival lineup has turned out to be one of the strongest in the eight years I've been coming to Park City. The bad news -- for the makers of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Finally, Hitting the "Reset" Button

    Amy Adams and Emily Blunt engage in some Sunshine Cleaning PARK CITY, Utah -- So much for all that pre-Sundance talk about how the writers' strike was going to spark a fire sale at the fest. So far, not even the biggest titles have been sold -- not the Tom Hanks-produced The Great Buck Howard, not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    At Sundance, Some Films Are Wanted, While Others Are Desired

    Colin Hanks, John Malkovich and Ricky Jay in The Great Buck Howard, which is mostly so-so, to be honest PARK CITY, Utah -- Snow was promised all day, eight to 12 inches by mid-Monday morning, but so far, not even a flurry. The same could be said of the acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Hollywood on Ice

    Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are stuck In Bruges, which kicked off Sundance last night. PARK CITY, Utah -- The Sundance Film Festival hadn't even officially begun Thursday when word circulated through the 4-below Park City climes that the Directors Guild of America had reached a tentative, thre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Sundancing As Fast As We Can

    Unfair Park don't take no holiday breaks -- instead, we go on a working winter holiday to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Which means that beginning tomorrow through next Friday, Unfair Park won't be all-local, all-the-time -- just, well, most of the time, as we add to this home-cooke ... More >>

  • Film

    July 12, 2007

    The Parent Trap

    Joshua gets it: Your kid is a monster

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2007

    DEAF Kids

    Deep Ellum throws a loud party

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007

    Haven't Heard Much from the AFI Fest Yet? Oh, You Will.

    We are so looking forward to putting away a pack of smokes with David Lynch at the AFI. A Friend of Unfair Park was remarking only yesterday that he's seen little promotion for the inaugural AFI Dallas International Film Festival, save for last September's initial announcement and this week's media ... More >>

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Date My Mom

    Diane Keaton subjects herself to more indignities in Michael Lehmann's latest vapid comedy

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Music Men

    Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Sundance Kids

    For alumni of America's most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Dissent for Sale

    Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Kids Are Not All Right

    Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn (not just Dakota Fanning)

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Sundance: The Music Men

    Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune

  • Music

    January 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    The Best Obituary Ever

    This is a photo of Howard Forbes, whose wife gave him one of the greatest send-offs we've read in a long, long time. A somber way to begin the day, perhaps, but the missus rang me in Park City, Utah, this morning to direct my attention to, of all things, an obituary in today's Dallas Morning News. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    Aaron is Gone

    Spc. Aaron Preston's job in Iraq was to find, secure and destroy or dismantle IEDs. One killed Preston and two other soldiers Christmas Day. On Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, I saw a movie called Grace is Gone, starring John Cusack. It is about a man named Stanley P ... More >>

  • Film

    January 18, 2007

    Snow Business

    Two Dallas filmmakers recall Sundancing as fast as they can

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    Green Grass for a Local Filmmaker

    Among the short films selected to screen during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is one from a local filmmaker: writer-director Jesus "Chin" Beltran's debut, The Grass Grows Green. The Sundance Web site says of the movie only this: "A Marine's complicated relationship with life and dea ... More >>

  • Film

    November 30, 2006

    Dog Fancy

    Bobcat Goldthwait makes a sweet movie out of a sick joke

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    How University Park...Uh..."Lost its Soul"

    McMansions like this 10,000-square-foot monster on Southwestern Boulevard have some University Park residents waging war against home builders in the Park Cities. At a packed public University Park City Council meeting last night concerning the size of homes in the Park City, builders there probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Go See a "Junkie"

    Speaking of SMU, the university's Student Film Festival takes place April 18 and 19, and it'll feature some 40 student-made shorts. While I am sure some are as "awesome" as fest director Erin Littlestar promises, if you've seen one or two student shorts in your life, the idea of sitting through 40 k ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006

    Deep Art

    Deep Ellum comes alive in the daylight

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2006

    Allison, I Know This World is Killing You

    Before D Magazine publisher Wick Allison writes his monthly publisher's column, he might want to, oh, I don't know, read his own magazine. In the March issue, Allison goes through his weary routine of comforting the comfortable by lamenting that City Hall has an anti-business attitude: "City Hall ... More >>

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    Pick of the Litter

    Six years in, the Deep Ellum Film Festival has become the cagey vet

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Slide It In

    For Kevin Ellis and crew, getting noticed is an uphill battle

  • Film

    October 18, 2001

    Dead Last

    Redford and Lurie wave the flag, but fail to earn their stripes

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    The Sundance Kidder

    With his own movie in tow, Dallas' indie-film guru goes to Robert Redford's festival, falls in love with the First-Timer, and embraces the hype

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Reel challenge

    Twenty-eight years after its creation, the once-proud USA Film Festival has lost its focus. Can, and will, two new area film fests fill the void?

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    That sinking feeling

    The USA Film Festival resembles the highest grossing movie ever. It's been leaking like Titanic for a while, but the 28th Annual schedule suggests it may be going down fast.

  • News

    May 22, 1997
  • Dining

    September 14, 1995

    The French master

    Guy Calluaud's latest eatery on Lovers Lane shows off a stunning palette of cuisines

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