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Ansel Elgort to Play Van Cliburn

Kristian Lin
I interrupt my World Cup blogging to bring you this juicy piece of Hollywood/classical music news: Ansel Elgort, the star of the current hit The Fault in Our Stars, has signed on to portray Van Cliburn in a film. The as-yet-unt...


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Jimmy Buffet: A Howlin’ Good Time

STEVE STEWARD
I won’t go as far as to say that last night’s Jimmy Buffet concert at Coyote Drive-In was the best concert of the year. (So far, that distinction goes to the Pinkish Black/Sub Oslo show at Lola’s Saloon last Saturday.) Bu...



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The Amon Carter Screens “Vertigo”

JIMMY FOWLER
It was never a secret that Alfred Hitchcock had a less than healthy fixation on many of the young, blond, beautiful actresses that he cast as his female leads. Nevertheless, Hitchcock’s reputation as a film professional has b...


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#FWMF: The Airborne Toxic Event

JIMMY FOWLER
Mikel Jollett, the lead singer-guitarist-keyboardist for the L.A.-based orchestral rock band The Airborne Toxic Event, is accustomed to his arty quintet receiving comparisons to ambitious techno-pop purveyors like Arcade Fire a...



Bob Hoskins in "The Long Good Friday."

R.I.P., Bob Hoskins

Kristian Lin
I intended to post this earlier, but other post-worthy subjects got in the way. Earlier this week, Bob Hoskins passed away from pneumonia at the age of 71. The actor had announced his retirement from acting two years ago due to...


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“Gigantabugs!” at the Fort Worth Zoo

JIMMY FOWLER
Though the Fort Worth Zoo is a popular North Texas destination staffed by many hard-working professionals, I don’t visit very often. I’m no PETA zealot, but the older I get, the more vaguely sad it makes me feel to watch an...



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Partying with Ed Harris at USA Film Festival

EDWARD BROWN
Last Sunday’s screening of Frontera at the 2014 USA Film Festival in Dallas was a candid glimpse into a great film and the world of acting. The room at the Angelika Film Center was packed with Hollywood heavyweights: actors, ...


Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.

Strike Takes ArthouseFW to Surreality

EDWARD BROWN
Fort Worth is still waiting for its first indie film theater, but that hasn’t stopped groups like the Lone Star Film Society from programming cinematic experiences that present film as art, not just a divertissement. Last Sun...



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Lone Star Film Screens Eisenstein’s “Strike”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you have no set Easter plans this Sunday, spend your holiday with the Lone Star Film Society, local musician and Theater Fire member James Talambas, and the pioneering Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. LSFS screens Eisens...


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Coyote Drive-In, FW Opera Do Musical Ad

JIMMY FOWLER
A couple of years ago I wrote a “Weekly” blog item sniping about the Dallas Opera broadcasting a performance on the big screen inside Cowboys Stadium. (The item prompted DO honcho Jonathan Pell to compare me to The Marx Bro...