Movies

Come Back to the Fort, Ruta Lee, Ruta Lee

Jimmy Fowler
Longtime fans of Fort Worth theater will of course recognize the name Ruta Lee. The saucy, platinum-haired grande dame has graced the Casa Manana stage off and on for five decades. She’ll be returning in October to star in th...


The Not Gay Actor (or, WTF, Ramin Setoodeh?)

Kristian Lin
Ramin Setoodeh’s recent culture piece in Newsweek last week has set off quite the conflagration in the gay blogosphere, with repercussions for those of us who care deeply about theater, movies, and TV. Let’s start from the ...



Babies, Babies, Babies

Jimmy Fowler
I’m glad Kristian Lin didn’t jump on the doting nanny bandwagon in his review of the documentary Babies. A friend invited me to see the movie this past weekend, and I declined with an apparently scandalous opinion: Babies a...


Lynn Redgrave: Class Act

Jimmy Fowler
The untimely death of Lynn Redgrave reminded me how cool she was when I got to interview her a dozen years ago. During the session, I struggled with whether I should ask her a rather personal question. Redgrave came through Nor...



“Raid” Doc Seeks Donations

Jimmy Fowler
Award-winning Dallas filmmaker Robert L. Camina, whose short films have played in festivals around the country, is currently working on his first feature-length documentary Raid of the Rainbow Lounge about last summer’s notor...


Fathers and Sons

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s review of La Mission complains that the movie tries to do too much. It wants to be both a love letter to the spiritually charged street culture of San Fran’s Mission District AND a family drama about a recoverin...



Sonny Disposition

Kristian Lin
We’ve extensively chronicled the exploits of Fort Worth filmmaker Andrew Disney as he’s made ripples on the festival circuit and in the online community of filmmakers. Now comes the latest piece of news about his up...


This “Bee” Flies High

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” review declares that Theatre Arlington’s current production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is spelled “h-i-t.” If you’re looking for something that’s both light and scalpel sha...



Shindig for Fort Worth Directors

Jimmy Fowler
To coincide with this weekend’s Dallas International Film Festival, The Butterfly Connection is hosting a reception/shindig/throwdown for North Texas filmmakers Tom Huckabee (Carried Away), Frank Mosley (Hold), and Clay Lifor...


Get “Fearless” at Main St.

Jimmy Fowler
There are a ton of great things to do at this weekend’s Main St. Arts Festival – so many, in fact, that you might miss something cool. We’d like to draw your attention to Main St.’s fourth annual Fearless Film Festival,...