Parallel lives

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:00am

Emmy-winning filmmaker Jane Anderson becomes the subject of a film: a documentary about her tragic aunt — a great artist persecuted in her time Jane Anderson is comfortable being on a film set. A three-time Emmy Award-winner,  Anderson has written some of the most acclaimed TV movies of the past 20 years, including Olive Kitteridge, [...]

‘Elvis’ has left the building

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:30am

Even Kevin Spacey can’t salvage this lame sitcom about a real-life meeting between a President and the King ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Elvis & Nixon opens with the back of President Richard Nixon’s head, as he listens to his morning briefing in the Oval Office. A few seconds later he spins around [...]

GAY@USA (and DIFF, too!)

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:15am

Out directors are gaining more mainstream acceptance, with queer films and filmmakers front-and-center at 2 Dallas film fests this week ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com There was a time when you went to theater for “the gay stuff” and the movies for everything else. Sure, there have always been indie films, but even [...]

What a DIFF a gay makes

Posted on 15 Apr 2016 at 7:15am

Queer-interest films to catch at DIFF Among the films at the Dallas International Film Fest this year of interest to the LGBT community, including screening dates and times. Look for online reviews at DallasVoice.com. Arianna (April 15, 4:45 p.m.; April 20, 4:45 p.m.). The Italian countryside is the setting for this mystery about a 19-year-old [...]

Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ swings … and hits a home run

Posted on 14 Apr 2016 at 12:07pm

Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ swings … and hits a home run

Screen review: ‘Knight of Cups’

Posted on 10 Mar 2016 at 6:25pm

Terrence Malick’s 2011 film The Tree of Life may be the first commercial movie I ever saw that I felt was truly critic-proof. Not that critics couldn’t destroy it or that audiences wouldn’t care but critic-proof in the sense that it would be impossible to disagree with anyone, no matter what their opinion of it [...]

Cassie Nova • 03.04.16

Posted on 04 Mar 2016 at 7:20am

Cassie and Celeste go wig shopping Hey-diddly-ho, gayborinos! I hope you’re all having a fabulous day. Over the years, I have had a few young queens ask me if I would be their drag mother. For those that don’t know, a drag mother is a more established drag queen who finds it in their heart [...]

‘Spotlight,’ ‘Mad Max’ big winners at the Oscars

Posted on 29 Feb 2016 at 7:54am

‘Spotlight,’ ‘Mad Max’ big winners at the Oscars, with ‘Revenant’ and Sam Smith in tow

Caste off

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 6:15am

DFW’s South Asian Film Festival explores the taboo of being gay in India in ‘Aligarh’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Apurva Asrani remembers the day (really the moment) that he first heard a story that would encapsulate the risks of being gay in India … and forms the core of his first screenplay. “I [...]

A father’s love

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 6:00am

‘An Act of Love’ documents a minister defrocked for sanctifying his gay son’s wedding When Tim Schaefer asked his dad, Frank (a Methodist minister), to officiate at his wedding in 2007, the proud papa eagerly agreed. It’s the kind of request that happens a lot in families with a member of the clergy. What set [...]