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The ‘Phibs and The Modern Present “The Audience”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you want a lesson in how to grow older with grace and authority, look no further than the great British actress Dame Helen Mirren. The 68-year-old is one of that very select group of international performers/celebrities who ...


Jobs

The Fort Worth Producer Behind “Jobs”

Kristian Lin
Jobs starts playing in a movie theater near you, and even though I didn’t think much of the film, the sheer willpower of Fort Worth native Mark Hulme, the movie’s producer and chief financial backer, is largely resp...



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Modern Cinema Festival Returns

Kristian Lin
I learned something interesting while attending last night’s screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints at the Modern. I already knew that Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival would be returning this October ...


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“Rear Window” at the Amon Carter

JIMMY FOWLER
For its “Sunset Cinema” screening 8pm Thur (July 11), the Amon Carter Museum has selected one of the best films ever to watch outside on a hot summer evening: Alfred Hitchcock’s tense, methodical 1954 thriller Rear Windo...



CANDY CLARK OUTSIDE OF HER FAVORITE FORT WORTH RESTAURANT, CATTLEMEN'S IN THE STOCKYARDS. (photo by jeff prince)

More On American Graffiti Star Candy Clark

Jeff Prince
Candy Clark provided so many interesting quotes for this week’s cover story (“Graffiti Artist,” July 3, 2013) that some were left out for space reasons. For instance, did you know producer Francis Ford Coppola almost gav...


Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, Local Movie Mogul

Kristian Lin
North Texas’ filmmaking scene got an unlikely addition yesterday, as former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and unsuccessful presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced he had been named CEO of EchoLight Studios, a Dall...



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R.I.P., James Gandolfini

Kristian Lin
When I heard that James Gandolfini passed away yesterday, I didn’t think about his performance as Tony Soprano. I thought about a much earlier one in True Romance, a 1993 thriller directed by the late Tony Scott and writt...


THIS HOUSE by Graham,

The Modern and The ‘Phibs Present “This House”

JIMMY FOWLER
Americans like to harumph that they’re sick of the dysfunction in the U.S. Congress –– too many special interests, career ambitions, dubious backroom deals, and above all, too many elected officials who disdain consensus ...



A 19th-century artist's rendering of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry starring in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."

DFW Film Company Does Shakespearean Musical

Kristian Lin
Interrupting my Cliburn coverage to bring you this local film story: North Texas film production company TradRad Pictures just announced that they’re starting work on a musical film based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado A...


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Drive-In Culture Returns to North Texas

JIMMY FOWLER
This Friday night (May 10) is the official opening of the Coyote Drive-In just south of Lagrave Field near downtown Fort Worth. This revival of a staple of North Texas pop culture from the ‘50s through the ‘70s couldn’t b...