Today would have been Bork’s 20th birthday

April 29, 2013

I miss my buddy. He was a great friend and a good dog. This was my last column about him, from June 2008: I have been useless this week. I understand that there are more important, and even sadder, things …

“That’s a bam”

April 29, 2013

Thanks to Tim Jackson for this. Offered as a corrective to this.

George Jones: The world’s greatest singer est mort

April 27, 2013

Technical proficiency doesn’t make a singer any more than perfect grammar makes a writer or photographic precision makes a painter. The woods are full of ciphers with perfect pitch, reproducing cold notes as frequencies, nursing their precious instruments with honeyed …

Little Fugitive on DVD

April 27, 2013

A little over a year ago, the Ozark Foothills FilmFest screened Morris Engel’s seminal Little Fugitive, a 1953 independent American film that had a significant influence on the Cahiers du Cinema magazine crowd who, a few years later, would start …

Saturday Morning Country Cover: “He Stopped Loving Her Today”

April 27, 2013

Dan Lybarger on The Big Wedding

April 26, 2013

The Big Wedding Grade: 67 Cast: Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes, Christine Ebersole, David Rasche, Patricia Rae, Ana Ayora Director: Justin Zackham Rating: Rated R for language, sexual …

Piers Marchant on Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain

April 26, 2013

Pain & Gain Grade: 78 Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Tony Shalhoub, Antony Mackie, Rebel Wilson, Ed Harris, Michael Rispoli Director: Michael Bay Rating: R, for for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use Running time: …

Cheree Franco talks to Jeff Nichols, part two

April 26, 2013

This is a continuation of the interview in today’s — April 26, 2013 — MovieStyle section. By Cheree Franco Arkansas Democrat-Gazette D/G: You just called up this distant cousin and asked to stay with him? Nichols: Yeah. We knew each …

“Helter Skelter ”

April 25, 2013

Steve Earle “Burnin‘ It Down”

April 24, 2013