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Coyote Drive-In, FW Opera Do Musical Ad

A couple of years ago I wrote a “Weekly” blog item sniping about the Dallas Opera broadcasting a performance on the big screen inside...

Bonus Film Review: Veronica Mars Is Smarter Than Me

As was reported in many places (including this blog), the movie version of Veronica Mars made history last year by taking to Kickstarter for...

Will You Love The Wildcatter Exchange? May Be

If you missed the first Woodstock, first Bonnaroo, first ACL fest, and other great cultural "firsts," well, now's your chance to say you were...

The ‘Phibs and The Modern Screen “Coriolanus”

Does watching Shakespeare feel like a civic duty, a noble sacrifice, a homework assignment –– anything but an entertaining experience? Here’s a trade secret:...

Lone Star Film Screens 1982’s “The Thing”

Someone at the Lone Star Film Society has great taste in B-movies. As part of its ArthouseFW series, the Society will screen John Carpenter’s...

Lone Star Film Society Screens “Sunrise”

Since there are so few chances to see expat German director F.W. Murnau’s silent stunner Sunrise (1927) on a big screen, movie fans should...

R.I.P., Philip Seymour Hoffman

Man, I hate heroin addiction so much right now. Imagine that sentence read in the magnificent, deep, rumbling voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and...

The Best Documentaries of 2013

This is fortuitous: My pick for the best documentary of the year (and one of my top 10 movies of the year) comes out...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2013

I’ve said it before, but I love compiling this post every year. (Here’s last year’s post.) Instead of citing the best movie scripts of...

The Best Lead Performances of 2013

You may be surprised that I’ve relegated a number of Oscar-contending performances to the honorable mentions here. That’s because I ran into the same...