At the Women Texas Film Festival Thursday: The gritty ‘Ekaj’

Posted on 17 Aug 2017 at 7:02am

At the Women Texas Film Festival: The gritty ‘Ekaj’

SCREEN REVIEW: ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’

Posted on 10 Aug 2017 at 12:55pm

‘The Only Living Boy in New York’

SCREEN REVIEW: ‘Atomic Blonde’

Posted on 26 Jul 2017 at 10:12am

SCREEN REVIEW: ‘Atomic Blonde’

WATCH: First teaser trailer for ‘The Disaster Artist’

Posted on 19 Jul 2017 at 10:20am

WATCH: First teaser trailer for ‘The Disaster Artist’

Gorilla warfare

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is the best Hollywood film of the year. Seriously ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor The 1968 film Planet of the Apes was one of those game-changers in filmmaking: A smart but thrilling sci-fi action movie with a great twist and makeup effects that revolutionized what audiences […]

Avengers in babysitting

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

Despite flashes of fun, ‘Spider-Man’ reboot weaves a tangled web   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor I don’t envy those people tasked with adapting a comic book superhero into a movie, especially for its umpteenth incarnation, but neither do I feel the need to defer to them. They often have to take plotlines […]

Comedy comida

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Mike White and Miguel Arteta re-team for ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ the best movie of the year so far ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor The pairing of writer Mike White and director Miguel Arteta may be the most undervalued artistic partnership in Hollywood. From Chuck & Buck, their creepy gay stalker comedy, to Jennifer […]

Serial offender

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

More than 20 years after it flopped at the box office, John Waters’ cult fave ‘Serial Mom’ is back for a new generation Has there ever been a better prank call than the one in Serial Mom? The wicked bit features Kathleen Turner as Beverly Sutphin, harassing her parking-spot-stealing neighbor, Dottie Hinkle (Mink Stole): “Is […]

Pyramid scheme

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 7:35am

‘The Mummy’ betrays its source material — and its audience   The strength of any supernatural action film often rests on the thoughtfulness of its mythology: What is the curse, the back-story, the motivation of the villain who comes to plague mankind? How could it possibly be defeated? Plant those seeds correctly, and you can […]

Poetic justice

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 6:30am

How out filmmaker Terence Davies & queer actress Cynthia Nixon tackled the life of Emily Dickinson Terence Davies has long been praised for his poetic, lyrical filmmaking, including the autobiographical Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) and The Long Day Closes (1992), his 2000 Edith Wharton novel adaptation The House Of Mirth and last year’s Sunset […]