Rolling Meryl-y along in ‘Osage;’ plus geek love in ‘Her’ and a brutal ‘Survivor’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor As if you need more proof that Meryl Streep is our greatest film actress, all you have to do is poke your head into the first five minutes of August: Osage County. The first [...]
Our critics rank the best of 2013 in film, stage and music and more ARNOLD WAYNE JONES 2013 was the year the world ended. At the movies, at least. Maybe it was the blowback from the 2012 election cycle. Maybe it was the continued influence of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Maybe it [...]
Model-cum-actor Matthew Ludwinski presses his hunky flesh in gay film ‘Seek’ First-time director Eric Henry’s debut feature, Seek, centers on a group of 20something urbanites longing for approval — whether by the guy they find attractive, the gay in-crowd or by the industry they work in. All strive for more, failing to recognize the [...]
‘Ugly Betty’s actor Michael Urie teams with fellow queer Texan Ash Christian for the gay indie comedy ‘Petunia’ Michael Urie doesn’t mean to disappoint you, it’s just that after basically becoming Marc St. James on Ugly Betty, the hit ABC comedy that launched his career, he’s often expected to be a flamboyantly catty queen. And [...]
Reviews of ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor Christmastime is the perfect season for moviegoing, and the studios well know it: Families are together, spirits are high, there’s time off from work and school … and the Oscar nominations are just around the corner. It’s when they [...]
The sexually explicit lesbian romance Blue is the Warmest Color took the best foreign language film award in the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association polling announced this morning, with 12 Years a Slave taking best picture and Matthew McConaughey best actor for Dallas Buyers Club.
Slender, gregarious retailer Ryan Naico is a people-person MARK STOKES | Illustrator email@example.com Name and age: Ryan Naico, 27 Occupation: Retail and service industry Spotted at: Target Cityplace Zodiac: Leo Mix master: This slim, handsome young man of Russian, Irish and Mexican descent was born in the small town of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and reared [...]
The really unmissible film to see over the Thanksgiving weekend is certainly Philomena. It has everything: Old people (especially an enchanting Judi Dench) for mom and dad; a gay subplot for you; humor, tears and the structure of a detective novel. And it’s all thanks to Steve Coogan
As her son’s 50th birthday approaches, devout Irish Catholic Philomena (Judi Dench, in one of those performances people talk about all year) begins to feel melancholy. She doesn’t know her son, it seems, as she was one of the Magdalene Girls, the indentured teens put into service by convent nuns who used their labor and, [...]
‘m still not sure why The Hunger Games, with its heavy-handed Marxist moralizing about the inherent corruptness of the one-percenters, became the huge cultural phenomenon it did last year (yes, it was only last year), but it did. Maybe tweens were looking to glom onto another corny romance as The Twilight Saga was wrapping up, and on the lookout for a pouty heroine, found one in Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen.