I spent the past week (plus) in Austin attending Fantastic Fest, watching two dozen films and filing 11 reviews at Twitch. So apologies for being late with the updates last week and this. But there are good indie options this week.
Opening: ‘Rush’ Revs Engines, Hearts, and Minds
Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl star in Ron Howard's exciting new auto-racing movie.
Indie Weekend: ‘Museum Hours,’ ‘Populaire,’ ‘Sample This,’ and More
A veritable flood of indie films open in the Metroplex this weekend!
Indie Weekend: ‘Short Term 12,’ ‘Drinking Buddies,’ ‘Afternoon Delight,’ and More
A highly-praised performance in a well-received drama leads a bevy of indie film openings. 'Short Term 12.' Brie Larson has received many critical plaudits for her turn as a concerned adult working with troubled kids. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas) 'Drinking Buddies.' Prolific director Joe Swanberg's latest is a comedy about two couples facing challenges in their relationships.... Continue Reading →
Indie Weekend: ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,’ ‘In a World,’ ‘You’re Next,’ and More *
Local filmmaker makes good. Plus, a long-awaited horror thriller, among other new offerings.
Opening: ‘Drew: The Man Behind the Poster’
Drew Struzan is his name, and he created iconic images for some of the most popular movies of this generation -- as well as some of the least known!
Indie Weekend: ‘Iceberg Slim,’ ‘A Hijacking,’ ‘Prince Avalanche’
Two indies are getting wide release starting today -- see below -- plus at least four others will be in limited release! Love the variety of choices on tap: 'The Spectacular Now.' A rare coming-of-age film that dares to tell the truth. With Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley; directed by James Ponsoldt. Reviewed here; recommended. (Angelika... Continue Reading →
Indie Weekend: ‘Post Tenebras Lux,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Jug Face,’ ‘Lovelace’
The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson opened last night (more on that later), and will, I hope, soon be another location where independent films can be enjoyed from time to time. Meanwhile, four fictional features open: 'Post Tenebras Lux.' Critically-acclaimed film by Carlos Reygadas about an upscale family that moves to the countryside. In 35mm. Not previewed.... Continue Reading →
Indie Weekend: ‘The Act of Killing,’ ‘Blackfish,’ ‘Crystal Fairy,’ ‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’
Three documentaries and a drug-fueled drama open in Dallas this weekend.
Indie Weekend: ‘Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,’ ‘Still Mine’
With only two new indie releases this weekend, this might be a good time to catch up on recent films you may have missed -- and keep out of the heat! 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me.' The latest in a string of documentaries about musical groups who fell between the cracks during their prime.... Continue Reading →