Movies

Indie Film Seeks Interns

Jimmy Fowler
The producers of a Christopher Guest-style comic mockumentary called Wonder Kids will be filming at various locations in Fort Worth and Dallas Oct 13-19. The cast includes Dallas-based stage and film actor (and occasional Stage...


Fort Worth Director Impresses

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Screen” page features an interview with Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, who had three terrific short works debut this year: In Kind, a meditation on unemployment, identity, and escape; New Animal, ...



Notes From the Modern Cinema Festival

Kristian Lin
Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema: Great Movies You Haven’t Heard of … Yet festival just concluded, and as usual, I found some of his picks to be excellent and others to be underwhelming. As always, it was a great...


“Taking Tiger Mountain” in Dallas

Kristian Lin
We don’t usually concern ourselves with Dallas events here at Blotch, but this is worth checking out. Taking Tiger Mountain, a 1983 independent film by Fort Worth Weekly profile subject Tom Huckabee, is having a one-time ...



Ron Washington Is in “Moneyball”!

Kristian Lin
I didn’t have room in my review of Moneyball to include this tidbit, but the Rangers’ current manager turns up as a character in the movie. Washington was a coach on the A’s staff during the time period covere...


DVD Review: “Meek’s Cutoff”

Kristian Lin
About halfway through Meek’s Cutoff, 19th-century Oregon settler Emily Tetherow (Michelle Williams) is gathering firewood. One of a small party traveling on the Oregon Trail to live in the new territory, she’s off some dist...



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Considering Kenneth Branagh

Kristian Lin
Thor comes out on DVD today, and even though I liked the film when I reviewed it last May, I found it to be more interesting as the next step in the career of director Kenneth Branagh than it was on its own merits. Branagh’s ...


Rick Perry Reviews Aren’t Great

Jeff Prince
The Stepford Wives grin…George W. Bush bluster…Rush Limbaugh insensitivity…Cliff Clavin world insight…it was there for all to see. Rick Perry made his national TV splash at last night’s Republican ...



“Happy Poet” at The Modern

Jimmy Fowler
I haven’t seen writer-director Paul Gordon’s wry little indie comedy The Happy Poet (2010), but the reviews make it sound marvelous. Gordon stars as an idealistic, liberal-minded, vegetarian artist type who becomes a small ...


Eddie Murphy to Host Oscars

Kristian Lin
The news dropped this morning that Eddie Murphy will host next February’s Academy Awards ceremony, and the entire Twitternetinterwebversethingy lit up. Great pick, says NextMovie. Exciting and unpredictable, says Anne Tho...