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  • Our Critics’ Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    December 29 at 8:06 p.m. by The Mixmaster

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     
  • Our Critics’ Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    November 30 at 6:39 p.m. by Dallas Observer Staff

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

     
  • Our Critics’ Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    October 31 at 5:30 p.m. by Observer Staff Writers

    Our film critics have a tough job, logging hours upon hours in front of the big screen. Sure, they see some good movies, but they see some not-so-great ones, too. Thankfully, they've weeded through the highs and lows to give you their picks for the…

     

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  • 15 Horror Movies That Give Texas a Bad Name
    October 19 at 5:22 a.m. by Joe Pappalardo

    When it comes to cultural milestones, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" stands tall as a trailblazer for shock horror films and bloody anti-heroes. But for every trailblazer there are followers who wear that brave, new path into a lane of derivative…

     
  • Our Critics’ Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    September 30 at 12:39 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Our intrepid film critics logged some serious hours in front of the silver screen this month to pick their favorite films of September 2016. If a few haven’t opened in a theater near you just yet, don’t fret: There’s always a chance you’ll be able…

     
  • Worst Depictions of Texas on Film
    September 7 at 1:21 p.m.

    Texas and its residents are a popular subject for filmmakers, and we don't always come away looking good.

     
  • Our Critics' Picks for End-of-Summer Movies
    September 2 at 3:15 p.m. by Staff

    Our film critics spent serious time in front of the big screen this month to pick their favorite films of August 2016. If a few haven't opened in a theater near you just yet, don't fret: There's always a chance you'll be able to stream them on your…

     
  • The Best Summer Movies: Our Critics' Picks For June 2016
    June 30 at 1:51 p.m. by Dallas Observer Staff

    Our film critics spent serious time in front of the big screen this month to pick their 12 favorite films of June 2016. If a few haven't opened in a theater near you just yet, don't fret: There's always a chance you'll be able to stream them on…

     
  • Famous Actors and Actresses Born Or Living in Dallas
    May 24 at 4 a.m. by Joe Pappalardo

    Dallas, in case you haven't noticed, is not New York or Los Angeles. These coastal entertainment capitols might get the bulk of the TV and movie celebrities, but don't rule out DFW's star power. Not only is North Texas a popular spawning ground…

     
  • Seven Documentaries Not to Miss in 2016
    April 7 at 2:17 p.m. by Bilge Ebiri

    The 13th annual True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri is not a particularly huge festival — held over four days, it screens around 40 features — but its profile has risen substantially over the past few years. It may not be quite as…

     
  • 10 Sundance Movies You Can't Miss in 2016
    March 28 at 4:35 p.m. by Amy Nicholson

    Remember these Sundance titles as you hit the theaters in 2016.

     
  • The Most Underrated Movies of 2015
    December 22 at 4 a.m.

    There are several different ways of defining "underrated." Did reviewers not give a certain movie its fair shake, or did a critical darling simply fall through the box-office cracks? Whatever the reason may be, here are more than 20 movies from…

     
  • The Hard-Core Fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Weekend
    December 21 at 2:06 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Fans mingled with Sith Lords, Stormtroopers and Chewbacca during the opening weekend showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Alamo Drafthouse in Richardon on Friday, December 18, 2015. All photos by Kathy Tran.

     
  • The Famous Faces of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival
    March 18 at 4 a.m.

    At the SXSW film Festival, held March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, established stars and indie newcomers showcase their latest movies. Photographer Nate "Igor" Smith brings back these portraits of the actors, directors and writers of this year's crop of…

     
  • 2015 Oscar Best Picture Nominees
    January 15 at 4 a.m.

    Announced again in the pre-dawn hours in Los Angeles—this year by actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs—were the nominations of eight films out of a possible ten for the Best Picture Academy Award. Also announced on Thursday,…

     
  • The 25 Best Space Movies of All Time
    November 7 at 4 a.m.

    Our film critics didn't come away from Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar with much praise, but it did get us thinking about other flicks -- epics, comedies, and truly weird classics -- set in or about the great beyond. Below are our 25…

     
  • The 20 Best Modern Vampire Movies, 1979 to the Present
    October 20 at 4 a.m.

    By Amy Nicholson, Alan Scherstuhl, and Stephanie Zacharek. Follow @VoiceFilmClub !function(d,s,id){var…

     
  • The 11 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies
    September 5 at 4 a.m.

    Found footage horror movie As Above, So Below follows a team of urban explorers into the catacombs beneath Paris, home to "200 miles of tunnels right underneath our feet!" as announced in the trailer by Perdita Weeks, who plays urban archeology…

     
  • 20 Neo-Noir Films You Have to See
    August 18 at 4 a.m.

    The Voice's J. Hoberman was more mixed than most on Sin City when he reviewed it in 2005, but his description of the film as "hyper-noir" helps explain why this week's release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has us thinking back on the neo-noir…

     
  • 10 Movies You Should See This Summer
    June 19 at 4 a.m.

    The phrase "summer movies" will never not mean broad, action-driven crowd-pleasers to me: I counted the days until Batman (June 23, 1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (July 3, 1991), and Jurassic Park (June 11, 1993) were released. For every Dark…

     

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