Glen Campbell “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

October 8, 2014

Greg Louganis and Back on Board at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 8, 2014

I broke one of my personal rules yesterday, when I interviewed Greg Louganis, posssibly the greatest Olympic diver ever, about Back on Board, Cheryl Furjanic’s documentary about his complicated life and times., without having seen the movie first. In my …

Syrian Crisis Documentary Red Lines at the Ron Robinson Theater

October 7, 2014

The Clinton School of Public Service, in partnership with the Little Rock Film Festival, will present a screening of the new documentary Red Lines — which follows Syrian activists Mouaz Moustafa and Razan Shalab al-Sham in their struggle to support …

The 2014 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival: An overview

October 7, 2014

by Cheree Franco for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels   Courtney Pledger is harried, haggard and sick. For the past three years, she has directed the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. And for the past three years, …

Jackson Browne’s Tiny Desk concert

October 6, 2014

Junior Brown “Better Call Saul”

October 6, 2014

OnFilm ongoing: A personal preview of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 5, 2014

I intend to be all over the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival this year. To tell the truth, it hasn’t always been that way. There have been times in the past when it seemed like the festival was about things …

Left Behind again

October 2, 2014

  Left Behind   70   Cast:  Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Lea Thompson, Nicky Whelan, Quinton Aaron, Jordin Sparks, Martin Klebba, William Ragsdale   Director:  Vic Armstrong   Rating:  PG-13, for some thematic elements, violence/peril and brief drug content.   Running Time: …

Bird People: elliptical, beautiful and baffling

October 2, 2014

Bird People Grade: 87 Cast: Josh Charles, Anais Demoustier, Radha Mitchell Director: Pascale Ferran Rating: Not rated Running time: 127 minutes In French and English with English subtitles Let’s stipulate that Pascale Ferran’s audacious Bird People is not the sort …

Home Movies: Hellion, Lucky Them, Chef, and Cold in July

October 2, 2014

By Karen Martin for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels Hellion, directed by Kat Candler (not rated, 94 minutes) Aaron Paul can handle a conflicted character. His hair-trigger emotional shifts transformed a shifty, sleazy little drug dealer into …