Movies
Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...


Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Days 1-2)

Kristian Lin
Hello, and welcome to my first dispatch from the 2014 Lone Star International Film Festival. I had to recuse myself from the opening film Virtuosity because I’m in the movie, but Eddie Brown saw the movie in my place, and he...



A Girl Walks Home 2

LSIFF Gets in Iranian Vampire Western

Kristian Lin
I will be covering the Lone Star International Film Festival on this blog all weekend, but I have an update to pass along to help you make plans. The festival just announced two late, late additions to the lineup on Sunday. Fir...


Peter Wyngarde haunts Deborah Kerr in "The Innocents".

Halloween DVD Pick: The Innocents

Kristian Lin
I was lucky enough to see The Innocents when I was a teenager, and it turned me off horror flicks with faceless slashers running after naked teens for good. This Halloween sees this 1961 British classic out on a handsome new Bl...



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Fort Worth Film Festivals Join Forces

Kristian Lin
Somewhat buried in the Lone Star International Film Festival’s recent announcement of its headlining films is the tidbit that this year, the LSIFF has joined forces with Modern Cinema: Great Movies You Haven’t Heard...


BARRY CORBIN AND JOE STEVENS DISCUSS A SCENE ON A HOT AFTERNOON IN GAINESVILLE (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Final Thoughts on Windsor, Barry Corbin, Joe Stevens & Co.

Jeff Prince
The ol’ notebook is about emptied out, the camera card is picked clean, and my buzz is finally subsiding after visiting the set of Windsor earlier this month (“A Script For Texas,” Sept. 17, 2014). If you’d ...



SONNY CARL DAVIS (Photo via Sonny Carl's Facebook page and Sun Radio)

Sonny Carl Davis on Windsor, Alamo, Evil Bong, Willie Nelson

Jeff Prince
Sometime back in the early 1990s I stumbled across Last Night at the Alamo (1983), an obscure black-and-white film directed by the tortured Texas maverick Eagle Pennell. For years I’d pull the VHS tape out at perfect times an...


THIS WEEK'S COVER SHOT BEFORE IT WAS CROPPED AND ADORNED WITH OUR MASTHEAD AND HEADLINES (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Quinn Shephard On Windsor, Texas, Twang, Jersey Shore

Jeff Prince
Texans don’t know what to think of New Yorkers half the time. That TV commercial wasn’t far off the mark, the one where a Texan discovers his hot sauce is made in New York City and says, “New York City!?!?!? Get a rope....



NICK KRAUSE ON THE SET OF WINDSOR (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Nick Krause On Hollywood, Austin, George Clooney, Madelyn Deutch

Jeff Prince
People warned me that watching a movie being shot is like watching sap run down a tree. However, what they described as slow, methodical, and boring turned out be interesting and even enthralling to me. Movies kick ass. This we...


Julio Cedillo and Eva Longoria star in "Frontera."

Frontera Opens in Dallas This Weekend

Kristian Lin
Earlier this summer, Edward Brown and I co-wrote a feature story about Fort Worth-based actor Julio Cedillo that was pegged to Frontera, in which he plays an unsavory coyote who smuggles a Mexican woman (Eva Longoria) over the ...