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Mother Mary Comes to Me

Before anyone had seen Precious, it had to battle negative perceptions. People had every reason to think it would be terrible when they heard...

Don’t Rock the Boat

The opening credit sequence of Pirate Radio fooled me momentarily into thinking I was being shown a trailer for the movie rather than the...

Film Short

OPENING: The Box (PG-13) Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) adapts Richard Matheson's short story "Button, Button" about a financially strapped couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden)...

I Taped an Alien

If The Fourth Kind had come out next spring, we could have dismissed it as a Johnny-come-lately rip-off of Paranormal Activity. Coming out now,...

Local Films Shine

Fort Worth's historic Como neighborhood has been a source of great stories for decades, and now it's the subject of a short independent documentary...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Canyon (R) Eion Bailey and Yvonne Strahovski star in this thriller as a couple who get lost while taking a mule tour of...

Tsuris

I'm not ashamed to say it: A Serious Man confused the hell out of me. Most confusing movies are that way because they're poorly...

Captain Kitty

Film can be a transformative experience. After all, if not for pulp serials, George Lucas might have ended up as a hot-rod mechanic. In...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Amelia (PG) Hilary Swank stars in Mira Nair's biography of the aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Also with Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson,...

Stylin’

Chris Rock explains the premise of Good Hair right at the beginning. While photographs of his two young daughters fill the screen, he says,...