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Film Reviews

Sauceda Rocks Out

For his first feature film, The Fandango Sisters, José Juan Sauceda shot his rock music drama at various Fort Worth locations (Rose Marine Theatre,...

The Tree of Life: Pictures at an Exhibition

The fifth film in 38 years by reclusive Texas auteur Terrence Malick is The Tree of Life, the polarizing film that drew boos and...

Cowboy Up With Buck

Buck is a close study about a horseman and his methods, so no wonder it has widened out beyond the specialty art-house theaters here...

A Better Life, Mi Hijo

I remember watching Gregory Nava’s drama El Norte for my high-school Spanish class. I thought about that film while I was watching A Better...

Transformers: Cock-Eyed Optimus

Hey, I’m back! I know. I missed the second Transformers movie. Sorry, everyone. But I’m here now to write about the third installment, Transformers:...

Adolescent Dramas

There’s never a shortage of films about coming of age. Everyone comes of age, after all, and such films can often be done cheaply,...

Super 8: Lights, Camera, Alien!

I hate to be the dissenting voice on a movie everybody else seems to love, especially when I don’t think the movie’s bad at...

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Flop

Loosely based on Florence Atwater’s 1938 children’s book of the same name, Mr. Popper’s Penguins never completely gels. But that doesn’t stop Jim Carrey...

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

So I’ve now seen two Woody Allen movies, the first being 1973’s Sleeper. I saw that when I was in high school, when the...

Potiche Power

Between them, Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu, the stars of Potiche, have a whopping four wins and 27 nominations for the César Awards, France’s...