Posts Tagged ‘documentaries’
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I Need Quarters

Dallas’ Jeremy Snead documents the history of video games.
KRISTIAN LIN
“Four years ago, I took my nephews and nieces to Dave & Buster’s,” said Jeremy Snead. “They were playing all the latest shooter games, and I saw this sad, neglected Donkey Kong machine over in the corner. I started ...


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Family History on Film

An SMU professor traces her grandmother’s eventful life in Wanda the Wonderful.
KRISTIAN LIN
At 51, Carolyn Macartney is no wide-eyed newcomer in the world of filmmaking. The Southern Methodist University film professor grew up around films (her mother not only shot but edited her home movies) and has been involved wit...



Locke opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Locke (R) Tom Hardy stars in this drama as a man whose life comes apart during an 85-minute drive to London. Voices by Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels, Tom Holland, and Alice Lowe. (Opens Friday i...


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Unknown Artist

A treasure trove of photos kicks off the documentary Finding Vivian Maier.
KRISTIAN LIN
This story began in winter 2007, when real estate agent John Maloof, a habitué of flea markets and storage auctions, bought a box of photo negatives hoping to find something he could use in a history volume he was planning to ...



Bridegroom opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Bridegroom (R) Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s documentary profiles Shane Bitney Crone, a gay man who found himself deprived of legal rights after his partner, Tom Bridegroom, was killed in an accident shortly before the...


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The Top 10 Documentaries of 2012

Kristian Lin
Computer issues have hampered my ability to post here the last week or so, but that has actually been a good thing, because it has allowed me to catch up on a couple of documentary films that I couldn’t get to in 2012. So my ...



Shut Up and Play the Hits

The Year in Music Documentaries

Kristian Lin
I noticed an unusual number of good music documentaries this year, and I thought I’d post about them before I posted my list of the year’s best documentaries, which is coming later on. 1. Shut Up and Play the Hits I didn’...


Arnon Goldfinger and his mother Hannah in The Flat.

Family History

BIG TICKET
Arnon Goldfinger was a TV director and documentarian in Israel when his grandmother, Gerda Tuchler, passed away. Gerda had fled Nazi Germany and retained as much of her German culture as possible, though she spoke English with ...



Curtain’s Up on Q Cinema

Big Ticket
The 12th Annual Q Cinema Gay & Lesbian Film Festival boasts half a dozen Southwest premieres including romantic comedies, political documentaries, and dramas about the intersection of religion and homophobia. But the most a...


Torture Porn

Big Ticket
Having made such classic documentaries as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War, Errol Morris looks deeper into the events at Abu Ghraib prison in Standard Operating Procedure. He interviews many of the U.S. military police off...