After persevering through a driving regimen of fourteen consecutive hours through the middle of nowhere (and barely winning a race with an Oklahoma tornado) we finally arrived in Texas for Chaos in Tejas. Grown-up humans from every sub-genre of punk rock culture started checking into motels and wand ... More >>
Last week saw the limited release of Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, and the director is currently receiving the type of media love reserved for those who rarely misstep and whose work is hailed as classic the moment it's released. What's always interested me about Anderson is his ability to perf ... More >>
You better watch out.
Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>
Bob Musgrave at the "Bottle Rocket motel" last night, signing Criterion Collection DVDs for the faithfulAndy Carl Valentin and Chris Durbin didn't expect this. Not this. Certainly not. When first they hatched their cockamamie scheme -- to rescue from fiscal despair a Days Inn off I-35 in Hillsbor ... More >>
L.M. Kit Carson in David Holzman's DiaryFrom time to time we'll name-drop L.M. Kit Carson, perhaps the most influential local-born filmmaker, with good reason: The Irving-born actor (Running on Empty, great on Miami Vice) and writer (Paris, Texas with Sam Shepard; that Breathless remake) was co-f ... More >>
Owen and Luke Wilson in the '92 Bottle Rocket short, which screens tonight at the TexasI'll be out of pocket this evening, otherwise I'd be at the Texas Theatre for A Very Special Program of short films presently on a statrwide tour courtesy the Texas Independent Film Network, a coalition of Texa ... More >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>
In this week's North of the Dial about The Wax Museums, we reported that the band would be temporarily shrugging off its 10-month-long hiatus to play group's only show of 2009 at The Lion's Den in Denton this Saturday night--and, more importantly, that it should make for quite the exciting show. ... More >>
In more than three decades as an animator, Henry Selick has lived not only at the edge of the film industry, but as a stop-motion animator, even the fringes of animation world. From The Nightmare Before Christmas to Coraline, though, audiences have gladly followed him out to the edge.Tuesday night, ... More >>
Full of itself and not half as funny as it thinks it is, Hamlet 2 is simply tragic
Jason Schwartzman as affable a movie star as you're likely to meet -- and you're likely to meet him tonight at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station, come to think of it. It's not often an actor comes into pitch a movie after it's in theaters, but in conjunction with the release of The Dar ... More >>
Wendell Baker is a dysfunctional Wilson family affair
IM'ing—the new criticism
Grizzly Bear goes celluloid
Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn (not just Dakota Fanning)
Max Fischer gets expelled at the Inwood
After a short dalliance with Jesus, Jason Reimer has completed his first big score.
The Squid and the Whale finds moments of joy amid the bitterness of divorce
In the Garden State, home is where Zach Braff's heart is
You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.
What's a great actor doing in a dump like Mooseport?
With the rich, says Igby, always a little pity
Identity-theft victim gets the cold shoulder
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
Deep Ellum Film Festival debuts
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?
February 18 - 24, 1999
Small films have their big night in '96