Opening this week … Big Eyes

December 22, 2014

And it’s very good …

SEFCA’s 2014 poll results …

December 22, 2014

      This is what I was doing this weekend. (Warning, press release to follow.)     Two Texas directors fought it out for the No. 1 spot in the Southeastern Film Critics Association’s  (SEFCA) annual poll of the …

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance or What We Talk About When We Talk About Art

December 20, 2014

There is a terrible song my father loved. It was written and performed by Harry Chapin, who may be best known for a good/bad song called “Taxi,” about a guy who couldn’t achieve his dreams and ended up driving a …

How the Dook Stole Christmas

December 19, 2014

From our friends at IFC.

Karen Martin’s HomeMovies

December 19, 2014

  Magic in the Moonlight, directed by Woody Allen (PG-13, 97 minutes) The problem in cranking out a movie (sometimes two) every year, as Woody Allen has been doing for 34 years, is that some of them are going to …

Lennon or McCartney?

December 16, 2014

I used to be so Lennon. Now, it’s not easy. From Lennon or McCartney: 550 Artists were interviewed over the last ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one …

Jennifer Kent’s Monster

December 16, 2014

Here’s the short film that’s the precursor to The Babadook. Monster – Jennifer Kent from Jennifer Kent on Vimeo.

Garth Brooks talks to Danny-Joe Crofford

December 12, 2014

bda’s DJC goes one on one with Chris Gaines. Here’s his review of the show(s): After a very, long weekend – three concerts in four days – I can now give you a review of what may be the biggest …

“Pickin’ Em Up,” Maya Angelou

December 12, 2014

From the recently released Caged Bird Songs,the late iconic American writer Maya Angelou’s poetry/hip hop fusion album, released November 4th via Smooch Music. The tracks blend Maya’s spoken words with modern hip hop production. The album was produced by RoccStarr …

My hero, Mike Leigh, on Mr. Turner

December 12, 2014