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Benjamin Britten and “Moonrise Kingdom”

Benjamin Britten’s music is one of my specialties, as it happens, and it’s front and center for one of my favorite movies of the...

Donnie Nelson Screens Basketball Documentary

Mavericks fans and devotees of recent Eastern European history will want to show up at Dallas' Magnolia Theatre tomorrow evening. That's when Mavs' president...

Catching Up With the Classics (Part 1)

A few weeks ago I blogged about Sight & Sound’s list of the greatest movies ever and urged you to see some of them....

Considering Bruce Willis

I didn’t have space to get into this in my review of Looper, but I continue to be amazed by the career of Bruce...

DVD Review: “Damsels in Distress”

This is how big a Whit Stillman fan I am: I saw his Metropolitan as a teenager. (Weirdly enough, it was broadcast on local...

You’re an Imbecile, Sam Bacile

Let's say I find myself a really long, sharp stick. Let's say I take that stick and go poking an elephant with it repeatedly....

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort...

Happy Birthday, Gene Kelly

If you attended the screening of Singin' in the Rain last Wednesday, you know that 2012 not only marks the 60th anniversary of that...

R.I.P., Tony Scott

Movie fans take a moment today to absorb the news that director and producer Tony Scott ended his own life yesterday by jumping off...

Four Obituary Notices

A number of people whose work has caught my interest over the years have passed away recently, and while I let a couple of...