Movies

Sundance Screens “Pioneer”

Jimmy Fowler
Dallas writer-director David Lowery and Fort Worth producer James M. Johnston made a splash on the national film festival circuit with their locally shot, 2009 kids-create-a-world-of-their-own feature St. Nick. Now their short ...


Memorable Moments from 2010′s Movies

Kristian Lin
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier: Film Comment used to do a feature in their print version called “Moments Out of Time” to recap the year in films. They stopped about 10 years ago, but revived it five yea...



The Best Supporting Actors in 2010′s Movies

Kristian Lin
Supporting actors can add so much to a film and even occasionally steal them out from under the leads. Here are the most memorable supporting performances I saw in 2010, along with some citations for ensemble casts: Christian B...


Breakout Talents of 2010′s Movies

Kristian Lin
Notice that the title of my post doesn’t say “breakout stars,” like some other similar lists do. That’s because my list includes filmmakers as well as hot new actors. What all these people have in common is that they al...



The Best Documentary Films of 2010

Kristian Lin
Just as I did last year, I start off my cinematic blog posts with a list of the year’s best documentaries. Back in August, Cinematical mused that this year might be special for nonfiction films, and indeed it seems as this ye...


Free Jafar Panahi!

Kristian Lin
Terrible news from Iran, as filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been sentenced to six years in prison and banned from making movies for the next 20. The director of The White Balloon and Offside was arrested last March but freed on bail...



R.I.P., Blake Edwards

Kristian Lin
One of Oklahoma’s greatest gifts to the moviegoing world is dead. Yesterday, director Blake Edwards passed away at the age of 88. That name might not mean much to you if you’re under a certain age. That’s what...


Merry “Black Christmas”

Jimmy Fowler
As the yuletide draws near, my heart turns to… slasher flicks! Seriously, if you want a creepy diversion from holiday festivities that manages to subvert the season to great effect, the basic cable channel Turner Classic Movi...



Chris Martin’s Coldplay Guitar Finished

Jeff Prince
Blotch told you about Chris Martin’s guitar making its way to the Adobe Picture Framing in the Stockyards a few weeks back. Well, here’s the finished product: Framing a Gibson acoustic guitar in a shadow box ainR...


Further Notes From the “Inception”

Kristian Lin
I got the DVD of Inception a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been obsessively re-watching it. Indeed, this is one movie that seems made for the experience. I already tacked on a few links about the movie at the end of this ...