Since the “Weekly”’s blog coverage of the Lone Star International Film Festival doesn’t automatically leap out at you from this website, here’s an easy link.

One of the festival’s most anticipated flicks, “The Messenger,” gets a Saturday night screening. It’s shaping up to be one of the most acclaimed dramas of fall 2009 and is especially pertinent as President Obama weighs his difficult options in Afghanistan. Here’s a short but informative interview with Woody Harrelson on NPR’s “Fresh Air” about the director’s methods for keeping his actors emotionally spontaneous on the set.