Tricky dick

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 at 6:00am

A real-life political tragedy unfolds before the camera in the funny-sad documentary ‘Weiner’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor What is it about the heroes of progressive Democrats that they can’t keep their junk in their boxer-briefs? Bill Clinton’s horndoggery is legendary; Gary Hart’s literally signaled a sea-change in how the political press covers […]

All about mi padre

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:25am

Father-son dynamics take on a Cuban flavor in the drag drama ‘Viva’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Life is hard in Cuba under the best of circumstances, but harder still for the gay community, where macho Latino culture predominates and Catholic guilt infuses every aspect of daily life. Jesus (Hector Medina) makes a […]

No more wire hangers — ever! Come see ‘Mommie Dearest’ in the theater!

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 7:45am

  There are bad movies that flop (Last Action Hero, John Carter) there are bad movies that are disasters (The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Cutthroat Island). And then there are once-in-a-lifetime travesties: Movies that aren’t just bad, and don’t just bomb at the box office, but that really change the face of culture in their awfulness. […]

A shot at stardom

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 7:40am

Why it took 25 years for Whit Stillman to become an overnight sensation   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor At age 64, Whit Stillman is aware that his days as a wunderkind of indie cinema are behind him. And frankly, he’d appreciate a little mainstream success. His new film, Love & Friendship, goes wide […]

Dallas Voice’s Tuesday Big Movie lineup at the Magnolia for summer

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 7:20am

Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre’s weekly Big Movie New Classic Series, sponsored by Dallas Voice, screens a different classic film each Tuesday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. The schedule lets movie buffs plan their Tuesdays all the way from now through the end of July. Here is this quarter’s lineup:. May 24: Grey Gardens. The original documentary by […]

X-es and oohhs!

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 6:00am

Mutants fight for equality in Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse;’ ‘Network’ meets ‘The Truman Show’ in Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor It sometimes seems like all Hollywood can churn out anymore are expensive comic book movies, and lately, all of them have the consistent theme of hero-vs.-hero: Batman v. Superman […]

It’s a jungle out there

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 6:30am

Our annual peek at the hunks (and likely hits) of the summer’s movies We all try to get our beach bodies ready for summer, and Hollywood is no exception: They revel in showing off the abs, pecs and butts of their biggest stars. And they aren’t shy about putting women in revealing garbs as well. […]

Vengeance is mine

Posted on 05 May 2016 at 1:45pm

Cap & Co. are back, but it’s the newcomer who pounces in ‘Civil War’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Marvel fans don’t want to hear it, but the plot of Captain America: Civil War bears striking similarities to DC’s recent Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Both deal with nations getting antsy about whether […]

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 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 […]