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!
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 →
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 →
Three documentaries and a drug-fueled drama open in Dallas this weekend.
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 →
A horror anthology, a superb drama, a stylish genre picture, and more indie films invade D/FW this weekend.
This weekend holds the promise of an exciting local film festival as well as two of the year's best films.
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 →
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 →