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Alamo Drafthouse to Open in Denton

Ever since the first Alamo Drafthouse in North Texas opened in Richardson in 2013, movie buffs in Tarrant and Denton counties have been wondering...

DFW Film Critics Pick Best Movies of 2017

This past Monday was the deadline for voting for the DFW Film Critics Association (of which yours truly is a member) regarding the best...

Lone Star Film Festival Wrap

I overdosed on earnest, confessional dramas at this festival. Another one waited in store for me on Saturday afternoon with Laura Gets a Cat,...

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Days 1-2)

I’m back with my annual blog recounting my experiences at the Lone Star Film Festival. This year’s event looks even lighter on star power...

Considering Ellen Page

While I was watching the remake of Flatliners collapse into a pile of goo, I realized that Ellen Page is stuck. It's not just...

Keith Black’s Summer Break

While most schoolteachers are steeling themselves for the school year ahead, Keith Black has something else going on. The high-school math teacher from the...

R.I.P., Jonathan Demme

Like everyone else, I was saddened to hear about the death of Jonathan Demme, who passed away last night at age 73. I thought...

Friends Gather In Fort Worth To Remember Bill Paxton

Laughs outnumbered the tears during last night’s tribute to actor Bill Paxton. And that's just how the fun-loving Paxton would have wanted it, his...

A Crank’s Take On The Academy Awards

My annual Academy Awards tailgate party is struggling. I didn’t invite anyone, so nobody showed. Also, I sold my truck and no longer own...

R.I.P., Seijun Suzuki

One of the giants of Japanese cinema passed away last week. The news has only now come filtering to us from Tokyo that Seijun...