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Movie review: “Darkest Hour”

Darkest Hour is one of those rare biopics that, for the most part, breaks free of formula to deliver an intriguing portrait of a complex and controversial figure. Similar to Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, it pins its hopes on its central performance (by Gary Oldman at his chameleonic best). Whereas that film tried to … Continue reading

Second Oak Cliff Film Fest Announced

Well organized, well executed, and well received, the inaugural Oak Cliff Film Festival managed to carve out a niche for itself this past summer in a metroplex that already had about a dozen other film fests competing for attention and resources. Its founders are ready to prove it’s here to stay, officially announcing the OCFF’s … Continue reading

Lone Star Film Fest Announces 2012 Honorees

Veteran producer Albert S. Ruddy and Texan singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver will be honored at the 2012 Lone Star Film Festival, scheduled for November 7-11. Ruddy will receive the LSFF Achievement in Film Producing Award and Shaver will receive the Stephen Bruton Award at the 2012 LSFF Ball on  November 8 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. … Continue reading

Ensemble Drama ‘Parkland’ Gets Greenlight

According to a report in Variety, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce the indie ensemble drama Parkland for their production company, Playtone. Journalist and screenwriter Peter Landesman (Trade) will make his directorial debut on the project, which covers the events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The title … Continue reading

‘One Heart’ Open Casting Call

Eterné Films will host an open audition for the cast of the motion picture One Heart on September 9, 11, and 12 at the Hilton Southlake in Southlake Town Center. Based on a true story, the movie recounts a pivotal, life-changing football game between Grapevine Faith School and the Gainesville State School, the latter a maximum-security juvenile detention facility. Director Mark … Continue reading

Oak Cliff Film Festival Announced

The Oak Cliff Film Festival has released the final, official schedule for its debut fest, scheduled for June 14-17. Badges are available for pre-sale, and individual tickets will be available June 1st. Proceeds from festival badge sales will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Founded by members of Aviation Cinemas, who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December … Continue reading

WIF.D to Screen ‘The Perfect Family’

Women In Film.Dallas presents a preview screening of the comedy The Perfect Family, 7pm, May 15, at the Studio Movie Grill — Dallas/Royal. Tickets are $10 ($5 for WIF.D members) via the organization’s website, with proceeds benefiting their grant and scholarship programs. Written by Dallas-based screenwriter and WIF.D board member Paula Goldberg and directed by … Continue reading

VideoFest 25 Call for Entries

The Video Association of Dallas is now accepting entries for its 25th annual VideoFest, scheduled for September 27-30 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Submissions can be made via through June 1, 2012. VideoFest 25 is open to professional and non-professional filmmakers working in documentary, narrative, animation, and experimental forms. There are no length, thematic, or content … Continue reading

Updated: First Oak Cliff Film Festival Approaches

The Oak Cliff Film Festival is currently taking submissions for its debut festival, scheduled for June 14-17 at several venues in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas — including the iconic Texas Theatre, the art deco live music venue Kessler Theater, the eco-friendly TeCo Theater, and the historic Belmont Hotel, as well as restaurants and bars in the … Continue reading

Rodriguez Commits to ‘Sin City 2’

Update: A release date of October 4, 2013 has been set. Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba have signed on to return in their respective roles. Fans of Sin City began clamoring for a sequel soon after its 2005 release, and for the past several years co-writers/directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (the latter of whom … Continue reading

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