Posts Tagged ‘films’
Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence flank Elizabeth Banks and say goodbye to District 12 in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Tournament of Champions

The Hunger Games go into sudden-death overtime in the sequel, Catching Fire.
Sometimes the fans have it exactly right. They turned out for the movie version of The Hunger Games last year, and while they generally approved of it, it wasn’t without reservations. The sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fi...

Kill Your Darlings opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING Kill Your Darlings (R) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this biopic as a teenaged Allen Ginsberg, who falls in love with a fellow Columbia student (Dane DeHaan) and is swept up in a murder case. Also with Ben Foster, Michael C...

Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, and Terrence Howard make like New Edition in The Best Man Holiday.

Party Like It’s 1999

The Best Man Holiday catches up with its characters 14 years later.
Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy The Best Man was only a modest hit when it came out in 1999, but it was the best-known of a surge of movies from that time about African-Americans leading ordinary middle-class lives, when previous fil...

Matthew McConaughey hawks life-saving unapproved drugs in Dallas Buyers Club.

Drugstore Cowboy

Great acting distinguishes the powerful AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club.
If you know only one thing about Dallas Buyers Club, it’s probably that Matthew McConaughey lost 40 pounds to play an AIDS patient. That’s true, but there’s a great deal more to both this film and his work than that. McCo...

Dallas Buyers Club opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: Dallas Buyers Club (R) Matthew McConaughey stars in Jean-Marc Vallée’s biography of Ronald Woodroof, an electrician who starts an extralegal drug market for AIDS patients after being diagnosed with the disease in 19...

Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth is broadcast at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worh Wed at 2pm & 7pm.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 6 Kenneth Branagh won raves for his theater-in-the-round version of Macbeth, which he staged earlier this year in a deconsecrated church in Manchester, with rain falling on the dirt stage in mid-performance and audience...

Ain’t that a hole in the boat? Robert Redford tries to keep his head above water in All Is Lost.

I Will Survive

An old man and a young girl struggle for life in All Is Lost and How I Live Now.
Richard Curtis’ time-travel comedy About Time expands to Fort Worth this week (see Film Shorts), and it exhorts us to live each day as if it’s our last. Well, two other movies come to us this week, too, and they give a big ...

Blue Is The Warmest Color opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Blue Is the Warmest Color (NC-17) The controversial top-prize winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is Abdellatif Kechiche’s film about a 15-year-old French girl (Adèle Exarchopoulos) who has a torrid affair ...

Keanu Reeves makes his directing debut.

Tiger Burning Bright

A new star, an old discipline, and Keanu Reeves come together in Man of Tai Chi.
When you think of t’ai chi, you probably think of old Chinese people in a park making slow, sweeping, graceful movements with their arms. (Maybe this image comes to mind even if you’re of Chinese descent, like me.) In Man o...


Turkey Time

The animated comedy Free Birds is a real tur … oh, I can’t say it.
Even with the advent of computers, it takes so much effort by so many people to make an animated film. That’s why even substandard animated films tend to at least have focused stories. That’s not the case with the comedy Fr...