The drill of it all

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

Despite tropes, this film is a working-class winner The more I see Peter Berg films, the more convinced I become that he’s Michael Bay Lite. Despite affecting a veneer of indie cred — lots of handheld camera work and overlapping, improvisational-seeming dialogue that craves comparisons to John Cassavettes — there’s something slick and programmatic and […]

Dress for success

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

Hugo Weaving is back in backless, queering it up (again) in ‘The Dressmaker,’ a dark comedy from Down Under   Hugo Weaving likes to frock around. The Sydney-based actor first made his name starring alongside Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp as a drag queen crossing the Aussie outback in a silver bus in 1994’s LGBT […]

REVIEW: ‘Danny Says’

Posted on 22 Sep 2016 at 9:26am

REVIEW: ‘Danny Says’

Awaiting the fall

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

Hollywood tries to make up for a disappointing summer with a slate of film vying for Oscar honors and audiences ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor We had to wait until the very end of the summer to discover two truly excellent films with widespread appeal (Hell or High Water, easily the best film of […]

Out this week

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

Two films Dallas audiences first sampled at the USA Film Festival come to theaters and DVD this week. Opening Friday at the Angelikas in Dallas and Plano is Ira Sachs’  Little Men, a charming “New York story” about two young boys who “boycott” their parents until the adults stop quarrelling. It screened at last April’s festival. […]

That’s what friends are for

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 6:00am

Officially out spreading her creative wings, actress/writer/director Clea DuVall is ready for her ‘Intervention’ It took an intervention for Clea DuVall to finally come out of the closet publicly. While she’s played queer characters throughout her career as actress — in 1999’s But I’m A Cheerleader and more recently in HBO’s Veep — DuVall’s delightful […]

Meryl Streep: The gay interview with the icon and star of ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

Posted on 11 Aug 2016 at 8:31am

The ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ star on her legacy with LGBT fans

Gotham shitty

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:20am

Dark but hopelessly convoluted, ‘Squad’ is half a good movie ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com As much as we (properly) complain that Hollywood has turned into a factory of pre-sold cartoon-based blockbusters without any original stories, you have to say: If that’s what you’re gonna do, then do it up right. And frankly, […]

Dress for success

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 6:15am

How out costume designer Orry-Kelly defied Hollywood   Director Gillian Armstrong rose to fame in the U.S. as part of the Aussie New Wave of filmmaking in the late 1970s and early ’80s — a movement that also included George Miller, Bruce Beresford, Peter Weir, Fred Schepisi and Phillip Noyce. Notably, Armstrong was the only […]

‘Tickle’ punk’d?

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 6:00am

Documentary unearths fetish culture … and the shady, scary figure behind it ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Journalists routinely email subjects, asking them if they’d like to participate in a story. When David Farrier — a reporter based in New Zealand who specializes in human-interest stories about the bizarre — discovered a fetish […]