‘Max’ed out

Posted on 15 May 2015 at 7:25am

Mad Mad returns for ‘Fury Road;’ plus ‘Iris,’ ‘Pitch 2’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The abiding awesomeness of the Mad Max films — a cult series of only three movies released over a six-year period, the last one nearly 30 years ago — is that while on the surface they are simple, [...]

Small-town crazy: Reviews of ‘The D Train,’ ‘Bravetown’

Posted on 07 May 2015 at 2:35pm

REVIEWS: ‘The D Train,’ ‘Bravetown’

Israel Luna launches short film contest

Posted on 01 May 2015 at 7:25am

Israel Luna, the Dallas-based filmmaker responsible for cult hits like Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives and The Ouija Experiment, launches a new short film competition  to give up-and-coming filmmakers a shot to make movies. Called Rack Focus, it’s launching May 2, and unlike other short film “races,” gives contestants not 24 hours but three months to [...]

Hunks of summer

Posted on 01 May 2015 at 6:30am

The big guns — and we mean the hottest ticket of the summer, ‘The Avengers’ — kick off an early movie season, with plenty of action, humor and sex appeal to take you through Labor Day ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | ­­­Life+Style Editor Astronomers, farmers, the world’s major religions and even your smartphone calendar all agree: [...]

Why we fight

Posted on 01 May 2015 at 6:15am

‘Age of Ultron’ is an unexpectedly smart wild ride ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The two things that have best served Joss Whedon, the writer-director of The Avengers and now it’s sequel, Age of Ultron, in his mission to bring the Marvel Comic Universe into the Marvel Cinematic Universe probably are, first, that he [...]

Wily Capote

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:25am

A journo seeking redemption finds intrigue in ‘True Story’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Admit it: If I told you Jonah Hill and James Franco were starring in a movie about a prisoner who steals the identity of a journalist, you’d assume it was written by Seth Rogen, directed by Judd Apatow and contained [...]

G-A-Y in the USA

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:20am

Gay-interest films at the USA Film Festival There’s a tremendous amount of gay-interest programming during the five days of the 45th Annual USA Film Festival. Here are some of the highlights. Dior and I (documentary). When Raf Simons was selected to head the creative team at the iconic couture brand Christian Dior, the fashion world [...]

Night of the Hunter

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 6:30am

’50s dreamboat Tab Hunter’s journey from all-American boy to camp icon ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Let’s get something out of the way up front: Even if you’ve never heard of Tab Hunter — especially if you haven’t — in his heyday in the 1950s, there was no more beautiful man on the planet. [...]

Preview: Gay-interest movies at Dallas International Film Fest this week

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 10:24am

Despite no specific gay programming series, the 2015 of the Dallas International Film Festival — which is going on now through April 19 — is one of the gayest yet, with a lot of diverse and interesting LGBT films, from shorts to narrative features to documentaries. Here’s a brief (but non-exhaustive) rundown of some of [...]


Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 7:20am

  The Gay Super Bowl, aka the Oscars, air Sunday, and this is one of the tightest races in many years. Here’s my rundown of who you’ll likely see on the podium … and who deserves to be. Picture: Who will/should win: Birdman, pictured … though Boyhood is giving it a run for its money. [...]