Queer clip: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:25am

When you have a physique like Alexander Skarsgard, you’re destined to spend a career cast as vampires, jungle men, beach bums and sexy drifters. (Pity the gorgeous among us! How hard it is to be Matthew, Brad or Alex!) But I’m not complaining. All three have something else in common beyond abdominal muscles on which […]

The dachshund and the fury

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:15am

Indie filmmaker Todd Solondz talks about revisiting Dawn Wiener in his hilariously twisted squirm comedy ‘Wiener-Dog’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Todd Solondz is the undisputed master of squirm cinema: the kind of movies that make you feel uncomfortable for peculiar and oddly familiar reasons: Long, silent, disorienting shots; singularly unnerving conversations […]

Alexander the Great (Ally): New Tarzan — and ‘True Blood’ hottie — Skarsgard

Posted on 30 Jun 2016 at 8:46am

Alexander the Great (Ally): Tarzan and ‘True Blood’ hottie Skarsgard

Song for an unsung hero

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:30am

‘Genius,’ the adaptation of gay biographer A. Scott Berg’s portrait of Max Perkins — a giant of American letters — finally makes it to the screen   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When scholars talk about literary giants of the 20th century, they tend to concentrate on the accepted canon: Hemingway. Fitzgerald. Faulkner. Joyce. […]

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 jones@dallasvoice.com 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 jones@dallasvoice.com 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 jones@dallasvoice.com 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 […]