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High School Movie

The filmmakers in Samsung’s Fresh Films contest not only haven’t been to film school, they haven’t finished high school. The electronics firm sponsors an...

Chéri Baby

I got blindsided by Chéri. Maybe the title and the poster featuring a coquettishly grinning Michelle Pfeiffer fooled me into thinking this was just...

A Season With Verona

Away We Go is directed by Sam Mendes, but you'd never guess that this scruffy comedy was by the same guy whose previous dramas...

Four Day Filmmaking

Four Day Weekend Theater in downtown Fort Worth isn’t usually thought of as a place for hardcore cinephiles, yet on a recent afternoon the...

My Name Is Earl

Kevin Costner has been miscast quite often in his career, but perhaps never more disastrously than in the movie out this week, Mr. Brooks....

Custodial Interference

Saying that The Lookout is a terrific little film may sound patronizing, but it’s actually high praise. To be sure, this film is a...

Walking Wounded

Last week when I reviewed Civic Duty, I referred to the difficulty Hollywood was experiencing when dealing with the Iraq war. Home of the Brave...

Sundance Kid

On a whim a couple of months ago, the 29-year-old Fort Worth native took a short break from his full-time job as a mechanical...

All These Things That I’ve Done

Hollywood is in a no-win situation when it comes to Iraq. (So's the White House, but that's another story.) If they try to make...

Windsor Knot

Honestly, I can’t imagine what British people must feel watching The Queen. The movie evokes the flood tide of emotions that washed over the...