Robert Altman

  • Film

    May 22, 2014
  • Film

    June 7, 2012
  • Film

    September 8, 2011

    Higher Ground's Passionless Prodigal

    Vera Farmiga tentatively tries to build a better role.

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Tonight at City Hall, the Public Debut of the High-Concept Dramedy Riverfront Boulevard

    From the April 20 council briefing titled "Riverfront Boulevard Design From Continental Avenue to Cadiz Street"​Several weeks ago we directed your attention to plans that would turn IndustrialRiverfront Boulevard into a so-called "complete street." Two days later, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff called bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Farewell, Farrah Fawcett

    Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett, who died today at the age of 62 following a lengthy and very public battle with cancer, will be remembered for many things: Charlie's Angels, her hair, that pin-up poster, The Burning Bed (she could act!), her David Letterman appearance. But locals who actually ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009
  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Tomlin's Tops

    The legendary Lily lands at the Bass

  • Film

    November 13, 2008

    I’ve Loved You So Long

    A chick flick about child murder. Mom would love it.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Pretty in Pink

    We just received at Unfair Park HQ a copy of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 extravaganza Moulin Rouge -- like we need another one? Only this one's got the pink sleeve you see at right, courtesy Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure. As it turns out, 20th Century Fox is partnering with Nancy Brinker's founda ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    Robert Altman: "Hollywood Will Want Me When I Die."

    Sad news today: Robert Altman, director of some of the greatest American movies of the past 40 years (among them M*A*S*H, Nashville, The Player, The Long Goodbye and even this year's joyful A Prairie Home Companion), died last night at a Hollywood hospital. He was 81. The cause of death hasn't been ... More >>

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    The Long Goodbye

    Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman

  • Home Entertainment

    April 27, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    J. Lohan Can You Go? Or Something.

    Seems Lindsay Lohan, who's pretty good in Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, may wind up in Dallas. Which may wind up in Toronto, but still. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2006


    According to the folks who put on the annual South by Southwest Film and Music Festival in Austin, attendence is up some 40 percent this year--which, by my estimate, would put the number of registrants close to 1.2 million. Granted, that's a rough estimate, and I did get into journalism because ther ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 2, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005
  • Film

    January 15, 2004

    Dance, Dance, Dance

    Robert Altman's love letter to ballet is beautiful but empty

  • Film

    October 16, 2003

    The Zero Effect

    Km. 0 tries a little tenderness, and it works

  • Film

    October 16, 2003

    Jury Doody

    Despite many strong stars, this Grisham adaptation amounts to squat

  • Film

    August 21, 2003

    Sol Brothers

    Mondays in the Sun takes a whimsical look at unemployment on the coast of Spain

  • Film

    April 24, 2003

    Raising the Bar

    At last, the USA Film Festival is back under the influence

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Winter of Our Discontent

    Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort

  • Film

    July 11, 2002

    Sunny Delight

    John Sayles' latest transcends its talkiness

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    Big Talkers

    One thing is sure--13 Conversations makes a grand impression

  • Film

    March 7, 2002

    Pub Love

    Britain's best gather with sad smiles to place their Last Orders

  • Film

    January 10, 2002

    Park Life

    Altman, at 76, rounds up the best of the Brits for a heroic resurrection

  • Culture

    May 24, 2001

    More Tune Than Show

    The World Goes 'Round offers up great songs in a lackluster production

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Merchant Ivory

    Begging and Borrowing

  • Film

    November 2, 2000

    Farrah to Poor

    With clipped wings, Charlie's Angels fly way too low to the ground

  • Film

    October 12, 2000

    The Dr. Is In, Out, In, Out...

    Robert Altman nails Dallas' shallow society to a T

  • Culture

    October 12, 2000

    "Look! I Made This!"

    Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    The Bit Player

    Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Private Defective

    Alan Rudolph's Trixie is happily stuck between a rock and the deep blue sea

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    London Calling

    Lovelorn misfits across the pond go walking through an insightful Wonderland

  • Film

    May 25, 2000

    Love sick

    Director Bruno Barreto and his wife, Amy Irving, jam their fingers down our throats in Bossa Nova

  • Film

    January 6, 2000

    Cock of the walk

    Magnolia buries a radiant Tom Cruise beneath three hours of brilliant nothing

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Reel lists

    Or: Where in the hell are Three Kings and Election?

  • Film

    April 8, 1999

    Death as an amateur theatrical

    Personalities take center stage in Altman's strange, feel-good Southern drama

  • Calendar

    April 1, 1999
  • Film

    March 12, 1998

    High-order hackwork

    Altman uses his magic to distract us from the same old Grisham-isms in The Gingerbread Man

  • Film

    February 5, 1998

    Drink up

    Alan Rudolph rises from the ashes in a suave, smoky Afterglow

  • Calendar

    January 15, 1998
  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    Political coup

    Wag the Dog paints the White House a brilliant black

  • Film

    August 15, 1996

    Ready to scorn

    Kansas City is Robert Altman's best movie in years--but does anyone care anymore?

  • Film

    August 1, 1996

    And then there were some

    A friendly, disorganized guide to what won't be checked out at your local video store

  • Music

    January 5, 1995
  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Rag trade

    Robert Altman's surprisingly leaden look at the fashion industry is all dressed up with nowhere to go

  • Film

    December 15, 1994
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