Levi Agee’s Screengems: The Offshoot Film Festival

September 27, 2012

No room, at least not in the Little Rock edition.(It runs in Northwest Arkansas!) So BDA avails itself of some free content. Levi Agee Film Dude Fall in Arkansas means a couple of great film festivals. The Offshoot Film Fest …

Death By China: Alliance Rubber Company Sponsors Arkansas Premiere Of Peter Navarro’s cautionary doc

September 27, 2012

A lack of space in the newspaper means that we sometimes move announcements such as this onto this site. The good news is we can do stuff here we can’t with dead tree technology. (And I can attach a press …

Arkansas Sounds Festival this weekend

September 27, 2012

Lucero, fronted by Little Rock native Ben Nichols, and Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas will join rockabilly pioneers Sleepy LaBeef and Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers on stage at the inaugural Arkansas Sounds, a music festival presented by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System.

“There is a town in North Ontario”: Jonathan Demme takes Neil Young home

September 27, 2012

Neil Young Journeys Grade: 87 Cast: Documentary, with Neil Young Director: Jonathan Demme Rating:PG, for drug references in some songs Running time:87 minutes In this, the third of Jonathan Demme’s documentary/concert films about Neil Young (after 2006’s Heart of Gold …


September 27, 2012

Home Movies:Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Cabin in the Woods,Damsels in Distress, Delicacy, Hysteria, Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, Katy Perry: Part of Me the Movie, Speak

September 26, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13, 125 minutes) — A favorite of AARP-eligible moviegoers, John Madden’s fable of expatriate Brits looking to fill their inner vacuums with something more in the affordably priced Third World is rife with seasoned performers …

Green Day’s !Uno! is, No. 1, overly commercial

September 25, 2012

!Uno! feels like the work of a band that has painted itself into an aesthetic corner.

P. T. Anderson reflects on The Master

September 23, 2012

Ann Hornaday in The Washington Post Perhaps the most useful way to describe The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s hotly anticipated film that opened Friday, is to say what it isn’t: It’s not a docudrama exposi about the invention of Scientology, …

House at the End of the Street: Jennifer Lawrence juvenilia

September 23, 2012

House at the End of the Street Grade: 74 Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows and Elisabeth Shue (Sarah). Director: Mark Tonderai Rating: PG-13, for violence, sexual situations and language Running time: 101 minutes By Stephen Holden of the …

Smile: The sad example of John L. Smith

September 23, 2012

“We got in over our heads with land and then the bubble burst and all this land value dropped and we couldn’t sustain it.” — University Of Arkansas Head Football Coach John L. Smith. quoted by the AP last July. …