Electra-fying: ‘American Pastoral’ and a society gone mad

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 11:19am

I confess to having some trepidation when actors decide to become directors — especially “serious” directors. For every Eastwood or Beatty or Redford, there’s a Jerry Lewis or Sofia Coppola or DeVito (Death to Smoochy): Vanity projects doomed by ego. So when Obi-Wan Kenob… errr, Ewan McGregor, decided to make his feature film debut directing […]

Dallas Voice’s Tuesday Big Movie lineup at the Magnolia Theatre

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 8:10am

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. This quarter’s lineup is here: Nov. 1: The Wizard of Oz. You’re a friend of Dorothy, aren’t you? A queer classic. Nov. 8: ELECTION NIGHT. No screening. Nov. 15: Seconds. John Frankenheimer […]

Porn to run

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 6:00am

How Garrett Clayton went from Disney Channel star to porn mogul Brent Corrigan  in a few sexy steps   “Do they like biting lips? Do they like using more tongue?” To play former gay porn mogul Brent Corrigan, Garrett Clayton had to answer those questions. So the 25-year-old ex-Disney star pored over videos of the […]

‘Coming Out’ for National Coming Out Day

Posted on 11 Oct 2016 at 8:50am

‘Coming Out’ for National Coming Out Day

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 […]