Posts Tagged ‘story’

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Thing (R) The third film version of this story about a group of scientists at the South Pole who discover an alien life form that starts to prey on them. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thom...

Caine is Working Stiff

Fort Worth novelist Rachel Caine spins another fempowered adventure yarn.
Earlier this year, the Weekly ran a cover story on Fort Worth-based urban fantasy novelist Rachel Caine, whose real name is Roxanne Longstreet Conrad. After publishing many books under various pen names in the ’90s, Conrad hi...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Way (PG-13) Emilio Estevez writes, directs, and co-stars in this drama about an American (Martin Sheen) who determines to walk El Camino de Santiago in northern Spain after his son dies trying to make the same pilg...

Ides of March: Then Fall Caesar

Clooney and Gosling team up for this chilly political thriller.
There’s a difference between coolness and coldness. As an actor, George Clooney is cool, and the even-keeled assurance he projects onscreen often informs the movies in which he stars. As a director, he’s cold, and though hi...

Weep No More, My Ladies

Staff writer Jeff Prince’s recent Blotch post regarding a local judge (“FW Star-Telegram Is The Spin Doctor,” July 25) made the Fort Worth Weekly switchboard light up like a Christmas tree as panicked, heartbroken women c...

Knife Premieres

Big Ticket
Fort Worth filmmaker James Johnston is getting a lot of buzz for his new short, Knife: A Portrait of Revenge. After the Weekly wrote a cover story on him, (“Cool Customer,” June 1, 2011), he popped up in a New York Times st...

Gloat? Us?

“Blown away” is a pretty good description of how Static’s colleagues at Fort Worth Weekly feel about the rag’s showing in a couple of recent journalism contests, one statewide, one national.

A Widow Needs A Little Help

Jenna Fischer finally gets the starring role in this indie drama.
Steve Carell isn’t the only star of TV’s The Office with a movie out this week. Jenna Fischer charmed millions of viewers portraying the sweetly downtrodden receptionist on that show, but she’s never come close to having ...

Che C’è? The Double Hour

You don’t know where this cool Italian thriller is going.
The Italian film The Double Hour finally secured its release in American movie theaters last year. That’s when the buzz started building among cinephiles in this country about this exceptionally twisty thriller that often lef...

A Better Life, Mi Hijo

A great performance distinguishes this immigration drama.
I remember watching Gregory Nava’s drama El Norte for my high-school Spanish class. I thought about that film while I was watching A Better Life, a movie that is also set in the world of illegal Latino immigrants in the Unite...