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Movie review: “A Ghost Story”

A man dies tragically and returns as a ghost draped in a white sheet with eye holes cut in it, and silently haunts his former spouse and the home they once shared. On the surface, it’s a goofy premise that most filmmakers would play for laughs, schlock, and/or sugary schmaltz of the highest order. However, … Continue reading

Movie review: “Life After Beth”

A sporadically clever zombie-themed romantic comedy, Life After Beth makes a valiant effort to shake up the zombie movie genre in terms of tone and content, but it arrives late to the party in terms of both. it’s a nice change of pace, the story is quirky, and the players are endearing, but it’s too thin … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘The One I Love’

Let’s just get this out of the way first: The One I Love is a great movie to watch, but an almost impossible one to review — not because it is impenetrable or has the kind of built-in audience that doesn’t give a dingo’s kidney about critics’ opinions (it’s neither of those, by the way), … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakthrough feature Boogie Nights (1997), various showtimes, March 9, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a Harold Ramis Memorial Screening of the comedy Stripes (1981), 7:30pm, March 10, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough neo-noir thriller Memento (2000), 7:15pm, March 11, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Mike Nichols’ iconic comedy The Graduate (1967), 7:30pm and 10pm, March 4, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre’s Tuesday Night Trash series returns with a screening of Mardi Gras Massacre (1978), 9:15pm, March 4, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse’s Wes Anderson Week runs through March 6 with screenings of movies from the … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with screenings of Sleepless in Seattle (1993), 2pm February 9 and 2pm and 7pm February 12, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of the classic musical West Side Story (1961), 12:30pm, February 9, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Michael Curtiz’s classic … Continue reading

A Many-Splintered Thing: The 7 Most Romantic Movies EVER

Valentine’s Day is nigh, and as sales of candy, flowers, and see-through lingerie sky-rocket, it’s important to remember the reason for the season: celebrating your love for your significant other, and possibly getting laid in the process. Here’s a selection of classic romance movies to set the mood; single people should stick with porn and preferably lay low on … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with A Letter to Three Wives (1949), 7:30 and 10pm, February 4, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre will pay tribute to the late Run Run Shaw with a trailer compilation followed by a screening of The Boxers Omen (1983), 9:15pm, February 4, at the theater. Details The Angelika Film Center presents a screening … Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Labor Day’

Jason Reitman showed an amazing degree of emotional acuity with his first three movies: Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), and  Up In the Air (2009); sadly, every single bit of that seems to have evaporated with his screen adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s 2009 novel Labor Day. As hokey and tone-deaf as it is implausible, this sloppy … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

As part of its Novel Flicks series, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen Ang Lee’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1995), noon, January 26, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975), 7:30pm, January 28, at the theater. Details For its Girlie Night series, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles (1984), 7:30pm, … Continue reading

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