Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Kevin Kratzke plays Buddy Holly in Texas Family Musicals’ farewell show, Fri.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 12 Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan have earned rave reviews in the U.K. for their performances in Skylight, a David Hare play about a wealthy restaurateur who drops in on his much-younger ex-girlfriend and finds her teach...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in white) rocks out in Beyond the Lights.

Lights On

Stellar performances and a solid script make this potential melodrama serious entertainment.
When Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) first sings, she’s a little girl in a talent competition performing Nina Simone’s “Blackbird.” She comes in second place, and her passionate stage mom Macy Jean (Minnie Driver) tells her to t...

Fredrick Alonzo comes to AMC Parks to screen "Signed, Sealed & Delivered," Fri.

Fredrick Alanzo Keeps the Faith

A Fort Worth native brings his first film back to North Texas.
After a long and circuitous route, Fredrick Alanzo is returning to North Texas this Friday for a local premiere of his film Signed, Sealed & Delivered. Currently living in Houston, the Fort Worth native conceived the work a...

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash at the Modern.

Blood and Skins

Playing this weekend at the Modern, Whiplash is a soft-headed melodrama at heart, but its performances alone are worth watching. Andrew (Miles Teller) is a talented jazz drummer whose dreams of being the next Buddy Rich seem to...

The Great Invisible opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Great Invisible (PG-13) Margaret Brown’s documentary interviews survivors of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Big Hero 6 (PG) Disney’s latest animated film is about a young invento...

Matthew McConaughey explores a whole new world in Interstellar.

Wild Black Yonder

Christopher Nolan reaches for the stars in Interstellar.
I know this much about Interstellar: Christopher Nolan wants to make a big, ambitious fantasy thriller for the popcorn crowd like he usually does but one that vibrates with love, hope, and optimism the same way that his Batman ...

Keira Knightley works a street corner (no, not like that) in "Laggies."

Gone Girl

Laggies shows you Keira Knightley like you haven’t seen her before.
I like the new Keira Knightley. She’s so much more fun than the old one. The old one never would have played the sort of person who sees a giant Buddha statue in an Asian restaurant and twists the statue’s nipples while mak...


Grappling with the Glitz Machine

North Texas film veterans spend their lives looking for the key to turn art into commerce.
story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Q: What do you get when you put three North Texas film veterans in a home office in Cleburne? A: Lots of talent, great ideas, excellent films and TV shows to their credit — and almost no money. Also, possibly, a grasp of what...

Reese Witherspoon in Wild, part of LSIFF.

Multiple Screens

For its eighth edition, the Lone Star International Film Festival has joined forces with Christopher Kelly of the late, lamented Modern Cinema festival. Together, they’re putting on what promises to be the biggest Lone Star f...

Nightcrawler opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Nightcrawler (R) Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this thriller as a creepy loner who becomes a freelance crime journalist taking videos of accidents, police chases, and crimes in progress. Also with Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Ann...