Russell Smith

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians' Reunion is 8 Years in the Making

    It's been nearly a decade since legendary Dallas band Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians played a show in their hometown. It's taken years for them to work out all the logistics for a proper reunion, which is finally poised to take place at this weekend's North Oak Cliff Music Festival in Lake Clif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Descendants Ascends to Top of DFW Crix List

    ​The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just dispatched its year-end best-of, the whole list of which follows. Given my retreat from film crit in recent months -- though I did review We Bought a Zoo, opening Christmas week, and ... not bad -- I can't argue with this year's list as I've don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    DFW Film Crix, Very Social at Year's End

    ​The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its year-end best-of list, with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's Facebook film The Social Network coming out on top -- just as it had in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    DFW Crix Up in the Air With Year-End Tally

    ​The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its tops-o'-2009 list; it follows in full after the jump. But, first, this teaser: Dodging critical conventional wisdom that has put Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker at the top of most critics' polls, the DFWCA instead opted to follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Karen Finley and the Delicate Art of Disgust

    In the summer of 1986, the Theatre Gallery was all about confronting the established aesthetic sensibilities of the comfortable arts patron. Basically, we loved to shock the shit out of people. Our venue existed to raise the bar on outrageousness and freedom of expression. Example: One of our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Dallas Is a Nanny City After All, Courtesy The CW. Also: A Year-End Movie List.

    Two entertainment notes to start your day, including news of a new CW TV show set in Dallas. Don't know the name yet, or even it will be filmed here (calls are in to Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burklund), but its roots are reputable enough: Endemol USA, the production company heretofore kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    Coen Brothers and Their Country Top the Dallas-Fort Worth Critics' List

    There will be blood: Javier Bardem in Dallas-Fort Worth's crix fave pic of 2007, No Country for Old Men The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association this morning released its year-end film huzzahs, and topping the best-picture list is ... envelope please ... No Country for Old Men, followed by a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Can't Get a Fix on Crix' Pix for Best Flix

    United 93 is the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association's best pic of 2006. Yeah, I can agree with that. The rest of the list, not s'much. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association -- of which I am a member, though perhaps not for long -- this morning released its (our?) list of the year's ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 1995

    Fax Commandos

    Why the press is chasing after the wrong right-wing cranks

  • News

    August 10, 1995
  • Film

    February 23, 1995