Indie Weekend: ‘Birth of the Living Dead,’ ‘Oldboy,’ ‘The Wicker Man,’ and More

George Romero, Park Chan-wook, and Robin Hardy are showcased for their distinctive visions.

Indie Weekend: ‘Chinese Zodiac,’ ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,’ and More

A Chinese adventure with Jackie Chan and a horror thriller with Amber Heard are the highlights of a pre-Halloween weekend.

Indie Weekend: ‘Escape From Tomorrow,’ Dallas Video Fest, and More

A cracked riff on Disneyland and the longest-running film festival in Dallas are among the highlights in new independent film openings.

Indie Weekend: ‘Blue Caprice,’ ‘Parkland,’ ‘Pulling Strings,’ and More

A Saudi girl wants a bike, a demon lives inside a man's intestines, a sniper terrorizes Washington, D.C., the JFK shooting, and more.

Indie Weekend: ‘Enough Said,’ ‘Inequality for All,’ ‘Metallica,’ and More

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.

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.

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 →

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