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 →

Indie Weekend: ‘V/H/S/2,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Only God Forgives,’ ‘I’m So Excited,’ and More

A horror anthology, a superb drama, a stylish genre picture, and more indie films invade D/FW this weekend.

Indie Weekend: Oak Cliff Film Fest, ‘The Kings of Summer,’ ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘The East’

This weekend holds the promise of an exciting local film festival as well as two of the year's best films.

Indie Weekend: ‘Pieta,’ ‘Java Heat,’ ‘Stories We Tell,’ ‘We Steal Secrets’

Four new indie releases -- none two of which I've now seen -- compete for your attention this weekend, May 31-June 2 Pieta. The new film by oft-controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-Duk is a melodrama about a brutal collector for a loan shark and his odd relationship with his mother. Recommended with reservations. Reviewed here. (Angelika... Continue Reading →

Indie Weekend: ‘Frances Ha,’ ‘Dead Man’s Burden,’ ‘Love is All You Need,’ ‘What Maisie Knew’

Four new indie releases compete for your attention this long holiday weekend, May 24-27: Frances Ha. Noah Baumbach directs a comedy about a would-be dancer (Greta Gerwig) who finds herself adrift in Manhattan. Recommended. Reviewed here. (Angelika Dallas) Baumbach will participate in a Q&A via Skype following the 8:30 p.m. screening on Friday, May 24.... Continue Reading →

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