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Mike Leigh and His Stars

Who is Mike Leigh? You might answer, “A British filmmaker who has been making films since the 1980s, a few of them period pieces,...

Considering Chuck Jones

I wore my Bugs Bunny tie to the press preview of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Chuck Jones exhibit, and I...

Random Observations on Fifty Shades of Grey

So I finally saw Fifty Shades of Grey. It was less terrible than I feared, but still fell well short of being good. Let’s...
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A Marvel Experience … for the Kiddos

Waiting to enter the first dome –– of The Marvel Experience’s total of seven –– may make you feel as if you’re about to...

The Best Documentaries of 2014

Just like last year, I’m putting this list out at an opportune time. My top documentary of the year (and one of my best...

The Best Lead Performances of 2014

In contrast to my list of best supporting actors this past year, my list of best lead actors is so overwhelmingly male that it’s...

The Kimbell Screens “The Red Shoes”

It’s not exaggerating to say that Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s garishly colorful 1948 melodrama The Red Shoes is one of the most influential...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2014

Just like last year, it seems to me like the supporting actresses got the better roles than their male counterparts. This is true even...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2014

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I don’t do a list of breakout talents every year. In 2014, however, I saw...

The Best Movie Moments of 2014

I did this feature last year and received enough response to encourage me to bring it back this year. This is my rundown of...