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Move review: “The Hateful Eight”

Quentin Tarantino is as self-indulgent as ever with his eighth (or ninth, depending on how you choose to catalog Kill Bill) motion picture, which is both a good and bad thing. His pacing and story structure idiosyncratic, and he has always been a little too impressed with his own cleverness. Fortunately for him, he is a … Continue reading

Movie review: “Slow West”

An alt-western with plenty of quirk but little bite, John MacLean’s Slow West is a wasted opportunity kept afloat by a bevy of skilled actors. It goes for a revisionist approach to the genre, but misses the mark. That’s disappointing, as the set-up is a rich one: hopeless romantic Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) arrives in the American … 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

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954), 2pm December 1, and 2pm and 7pm December 4, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2 (1963), 7:30 and 10:15pm, December 3, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a Quote-Along screening of Terry Zwigoff’s notorious Christmas … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Martin Scorsese’s early crime drama Mean Streets (1973), various showtimes, October 20, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a 35mm double feature of James Whale’s horror classics Frankenstein (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), 1pm, October 20, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents the EC Comics-inspired horror anthology Creepshow (1982), 7:45pm, … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the science fiction classic Planet of the Apes (1968), 5pm, August 4, at the theater. Details The Highland Park Film Festival‘s summer film series continues with a screening of John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), 7pm, August 5, at the Highland Park Village Theater. Details The Texas Theatre’s Tuesday Night Trash … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings:

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), 2 and 7pm, January 30, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining (1980), 7pm, January 27, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre will also screen a 35mm print … Continue reading

Any Gun Can Play: A Euro Western Primer

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has made some waves since its Christmas release, including some recent wins at the Golden Globes and status as Tarantino’s highest-grossing film to date. Odds are this attention has (hopefully) piqued viewer interest in the “spaghetti westerns” that inspired much of its style and tone. Grungy classics of the ’60s and … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Texas Theatre presents Dino De Laurentiis and Mike Hodges’ science fiction-action-comedy-adventure classic Flash Gordon (1980), various showtimes, January 3-6, at the theater. Details The Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness series presents Mel Brooks’ western spoof Blazing Saddles (1974) on January 4 and 5, at the theater. Details

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents the best Christmas flick ever made, A Christmas Story (1983), various showtimes, December 23-25, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre presents Sergio Corbucci’s classic spaghetti western Django (1966), 6:30pm December 23 and 7pm December 27, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre will screen a restored 35mm print of the director’s cut Milos Forman’s epic biopic … Continue reading

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