Movies

LSIFF Open Call

Jimmy Fowler
The Lone Star Film Society is now accepting submissions for its 2012 Lone Star International Film Festival in November. The final deadline for submitting your work isn’t until September 3, but the earlier you enter your films...


“GasLand” Director Arrested!

Kristian Lin
Quasi-local film news: Josh Fox, the director of GasLand and a former Weekly profilee, was arrested this morning for trying to film a Congressional committee meeting on fracking and drinking water contamination. Apparently, the...



The Token Meryl Streep Oscar Nomination

Kristian Lin
Had enough of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied last Tuesday’s Oscar nominations? Don’t worry, I’m not going to join them, even if the omission of Albert Brooks for Drive left me wanting to stick a fo...


“New Jerusalem” at Stage West

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page offers an interview with Garret Storms, the actor who landed the meaty role of 17th century Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza in Stage West’s current Southwest premiere of David Ives’s New Jer...



John Wayne: “Lone Star” Films

Jimmy Fowler
This Sunday (Jan 15) at 2pm, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will screen the 1934 movie Randy Rides Alone as part of its John Wayne: Lone Star Westerns film series. The main thing you need to know is that veteran ...


The Best Movie Dialogue of 2011

Kristian Lin
I’ve done this before, and it’s rapidly becoming my favorite blog post of the year: I’ve compiled this list sampling the best dialogue I heard in the past year’s movies. I had access to the published shootin...



The Best Lead Performances of 2011

Kristian Lin
Assembling the photos for this blog post made me painfully aware that there are no actors of color on this list. I’m not happy about it, either, but I just couldn’t bring myself to list Viola Davis in The Help just ...


Breakout Talents of 2011′s Movies

Kristian Lin
Please note that some of the filmmakers and actors who announced their presence in 2011 are included in the other posts citing notable achievements in film. Richard Ayoade Fans of British sitcoms might know him for portraying a...



The Best Supporting Actors of 2011′s Movies

Kristian Lin
The list of best lead performances of 2011 is forthcoming. In the meantime, without further ado… Albert Brooks It’s hard to discuss his performance in Drive without giving too much away, but there’s no wonder why even...


The Top 10 Documentaries of 2011

Kristian Lin
You’ll note that no documentaries made my list of Top 10 movies this year, but that’s not because this was a bad year for docs. On the contrary, I saw a bunch of great nonfiction films this year, but I found myself at a los...