Posts Tagged ‘film’

Night and Day

WED • 11 Swing your razor wide, Sweeney. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s revenge opera Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street brings all of its blood-soaked murders and gorgeous songs to Casa Mañana this...

Mother Mary Comes to Me

Before anyone had seen Precious, it had to battle negative perceptions. People had every reason to think it would be terrible when they heard that this drama about a poor, fat, illiterate, HIV-positive girl was by a neophyte fi...

Don’t Rock the Boat

The opening credit sequence of Pirate Radio fooled me momentarily into thinking I was being shown a trailer for the movie rather than the movie itself. This fatally innocuous British comedy uses zippy editing, frames within the...

Third Reel

Big Ticket
The third Lone Star International Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and festivalgoers will be seeking something to match the awards buzz of 2007′s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the crowd-pleasing tendency ...

The Weekly’s LSIFF Blog

Weekly bloggers
Read the Weekly’s coverage of the third annual Lone Star International Film Festival here!

Film Short

OPENING: The Box (PG-13) Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) adapts Richard Matheson’s short story “Button, Button” about a financially strapped couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) offered a chance at $1 million ...

I Taped an Alien

If The Fourth Kind had come out next spring, we could have dismissed it as a Johnny-come-lately rip-off of Paranormal Activity. Coming out now, this alien-abduction flick will likely receive a fairer hearing because writer-dire...

Local Films Shine

Fort Worth’s historic Como neighborhood has been a source of great stories for decades, and now it’s the subject of a short independent documentary by the local husband-and-wife team of Carl and Betsy Crum.

Night and Day

WED ? 28 UNT’s Fem Flicks series continues with Miss Navajo, a documentary about a beauty pageant for the Native American tribe. The director, Billy Luther, is himself the grandson of a former Miss Navajo. The pageant has...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Canyon (R) Eion Bailey and Yvonne Strahovski star in this thriller as a couple who get lost while taking a mule tour of the Grand Canyon. Also with Will Patton. (Opens Friday in Dallas)