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Blogging “Django Unchained” (The Texas Chapters)

Welcome to my insanely detailed series of posts about Django Unchained, containing all my thoughts and insights on Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film. Some of...

Blogging “Django Unchained” (Heading to Candyland)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I’m thoroughly confused about the spelling of the name of Calvin’s estate. The DVD chapter heading has it “Candieland,”...

The Best Jane Austen Movies

On account of the pandemic, Focus Features has announced it is releasing Emma. on streaming services tomorrow, and so I’m posting this listicle of...

Further Notes on “Django Unchained”

Here we go with my leftover thoughts about Django Unchained that I couldn’t get in my review of the movie. Warning: spoilers ahead. Everyone’s discussing...

Bonus Film Reviews

My Film page this week was a casualty of the early deadlines facing our Best of Fort Worth issue. Usually at least one really...

The Best Movies of 2010

I didn’t run this piece in January like I wanted, for reasons involving file conversion that are only going to bore you silly. The...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2019

Arguably my favorite annually recurring feature is this one in which I compile the best movie dialogue of 2019. If you’re new to this...

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2018

Here we are once again with my favorite recurring feature of my end-of-year coverage: The best movie dialogue of 2018. Ground rules for all...

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...

Friends Gather In Fort Worth To Remember Bill Paxton

Laughs outnumbered the tears during last night’s tribute to actor Bill Paxton. And that's just how the fun-loving Paxton would have wanted it, his...