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R.I.P., Isao Takahata

From overseas comes the sad but not unexpected news that Japanese anime director Isao Takahata has died at the age of 82. As all...

The Best Lead Performances of 2017

Overall, the women had it better than the men this year when it came to lead roles. That happens sometimes. As I’ve said before,...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2017

Before we get to the best lead performances of 2017, we’re running down the old hands and newcomers who gave us the most memorable...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2017

This was kind of a down year for movie dialogue, but I was still able to find some good examples from this year’s films....

The Best Directing Debuts of 2017

Here we go with my continuing coverage of the year in movies, as I tote up the most impressive of the first-time feature directors...

Considering Kevin Spacey

One of my early assignments for Fort Worth Weekly was going to the Eastchase theater in the fall of 1999. The multiplex (then part...

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...