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NASCAR’s Knickknacks

Rush Olson
Breaking fashion news: Bucket hats are in this year. This comes as happy tidings for those of us who have hung to ours waiting for them to re-ascend the style ladder. My source for this apparel assessment, Alex Dean, no doubt c...


‘Ow You Say?

Laurie Barker James
The Kimbell Art Museum’s latest exhibit (quelle surprise!) is a collection of Impressionist works. But Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye features “a core Impressionist painter whom nobody knows,” according to Georg...


Dallas Cowboys Off Asides: Philadelphia Eagles, Hollywood

Jeff Prince
OPENING SCENE: Overhead shot of downtown. Slow zoom. Sundance Square’s red-bricked sidewalks bustle with filmmakers, actors, financiers, film freaks, tourists, wheeler dealers, and slick scenesters. It’s the final day o...

Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's "Anomalisa" wound up the festival.

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 4

Kristian Lin
The last day of the ninth Lone Star Film Festival opened with T-Rex, Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper’s documentary about Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, the 17-year-old girl from Flint, Mich., who three years ago b...

CHAD MATHEWS AND ED BASS. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Lone Star Film Festival Calls It A Wrap

Jeff Prince
Mister Sundance Square seemed to be everywhere at the just completed four-day Fort Worth Film Festival. Downtown developer Ed Bass was particularly easy to spot on Saturday. Thin, immaculately dressed as always, and sporting a ...


The Positive And Negative Of Sir Doug Sahm

Jeff Prince
First-time filmmaker Joe Nick Patoski had a good problem at tonight’s showing of Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove — more patrons than seats. A long line had formed well before showtime. Less than half ...

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett fall for each other in "Carol."

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 3

Kristian Lin
I got up early to listen to the festival’s keynote speech by David Edelstein, a critic who now works at New York magazine and whom I admire greatly. His speech summed up the state of film content and distribution during the l...

Amber Heard and Christopher Walken star in "When I Live My Life Over Again," or "One More Time."

LSFF 2015 Report: Days 1-2

Kristian Lin
Opening night of this Lone Star Film Festival under its new management saw changes off the bat. The first film of the fest was screened at Four Day Weekend Theater instead of the usual AMC Palace. Programming director Charles R...

JOANNA KERNS. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Bill Paxton, Joanna Kerns, Malcolm McDowell Offer Hollywood Survival Tips

Jeff Prince
Three famous actors gave similar advice when asked what they would say to fledgling thespians seeking a career in film, TV, and theater. Don’t do it. It’s a trick answer. Those with doubts might take the advice and ...

Heartless Bastards

Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) The last time I went to ACL was in 2009. If you went that year, you may remember it as the one where heavy rains turned Zilker Park’s normally dusty hardpan into a morass of mud and muck that smelled more than a little bit...