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The Best Lead Performances of 2015

Time now for the best headlining star turns I saw this year. I’m glad to report that the gender-equity pendulum swung back in 2015...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2015

Here’s the first batch of acting awards I’m handing out for this year. You may be wondering where Rooney Mara is. I’m not including...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2015

This is my annual post about the year’s best movie dialogue, and 2015 brought so much good writing that I couldn’t find room for...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2015

Welcome to the first in what will be many blog posts about the movies of 2015. I’m starting with the directors whose debuts made...

DFW Film Critics Choose Best Films of 2015

In an awards season where no film has taken a clear front-runner status, the DFW Film Critics Association picked its list of this year's...

Bonus Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

We come to the end of the Hunger Games saga with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. The last book of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy...

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 4

The last day of the ninth Lone Star Film Festival opened with T-Rex, Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper's documentary about Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, the...

Lone Star Film Festival Calls It A Wrap

Mister Sundance Square seemed to be everywhere at the just completed four-day Fort Worth Film Festival. Downtown developer Ed Bass was particularly easy to spot...

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 3

I got up early to listen to the festival’s keynote speech by David Edelstein, a critic who now works at New York magazine and...

LSFF 2015 Report: Days 1-2

Opening night of this Lone Star Film Festival under its new management saw changes off the bat. The first film of the fest was...