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 ...

Amber Heard Is Gay! (Yay!)

Kristian Lin
Looks like I have a new name to add to my list of Not Straight Actors. Over the weekend, Hollywood actress and Austin native Amber Heard went public with the news that she is gay while attending a GLAAD event with her new girlf...

R.I.P., Leslie Nielsen

Kristian Lin
As you’ve probably heard by now, the 84-year-old actor died yesterday. I don’t really have that much to add to the many online tributes to him, most of which tell the story of his early career as a dramatic leading ...

The Stones in Fort Worth

Jimmy Fowler
The legendary 1973 concert film Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones was recently released on DVD to rave reviews. Critics are declaring it perhaps the best documentary footage ever captured of The Stones in their Exile...

We Cover the LSIFF

Kristian Lin
The fourth Lone Star International Film Festival starts up tonight, and you can tune into our coverage at our blog. I’ll be blogging about the movies I see, and other staffers can drop in and offer their thoughts.