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Cover Songs on Movie Soundtracks: A Brief History

I appreciate a good movie soundtrack when I hear one, and in between feeling guilty about failing to mention The Chemical Brothers’ propulsive soundtrack...

Bottoms: Gay Bashers

Rachel Sennott is neither gay nor Jewish, yet she keeps playing characters who are one or both of those things. So it was in...

Odds and Ends

One of my favorite regular features is this one that I do around this time every year. It’s my way of writing about a...
Night Moves opens Friday

Film Shorts

OPENING: Night Moves (R) Jesse Eisenberg stars in this thriller by Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cut-Off) as a member of an ecoterrorist group planning to blow...

Screening the World

North Texas’ increasing ethnic diversity is gradually being reflected on the screens of Tarrant County’s multiplexes. AMC Grapevine Mills has done a prosperous business...

Extreme Job: Chicken Cops

I was waiting my whole life for someone to make a movie about fried chicken. I didn’t know that until I actually saw Extreme...

Letters to Juliet: Under the Tuscan Suck

Amanda Seyfried is clearly bidding to become America’s romantic-comedy sweetheart, and I’m afraid that she’ll succeed at it. The 24-year-old with the feline eyes...

“Taking Tiger Mountain” in Dallas

We don't usually concern ourselves with Dallas events here at Blotch, but this is worth checking out. Taking Tiger Mountain, a 1983 independent film...

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,”...