As the women’s liberation movement picked up steam in the early 1970s, so too did a wave a feminist filmmakers. This weekend, a selection of those films will play in Richardson, and we talk with its curator, UT-Dallas assistant professor of film and aesthetic studies Shilyh Warren. "Women and the Movies They Make" screens Sunday at the noon at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson.
For decades, newsrooms have provided dramatic backgrounds for screenwriters. This week, we talk about a new screening series focusing on how the media is represented in the movies. It's curated by our own Chris Vognar and will screen monthly at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. Up first is 1952's "Park Row," directed by Samuell Fuller - a newspaper man before he became a filmmaker. Other films in the series include "Ace in the Hole," "All the President's Men," "Broadcast News," "Network" and "Shattered Glass."
One hundred years ago, one of history’s most influential filmmakers was born not in Hollywood or New York, but Sweden. This week, we talk about the work of Ingmar Bergman, which is the subject of a retrospective showing at the Texas Theatre.
Last year’s Academy Awards featured one of the most dramatic moments in the show’s history when best picture was incorrectly awarded to "La La Land" before rightfully being given to "Moonlight." We conclude our Oscars preview with a look at who we think will be taking home trophies on Sunday.
Films that open early in the year are rarely remembered at the end of the year by Oscar voters. "Get Out" is an exception, earning four nominations – including best picture. We continue our Oscars preview series with a look at the film's lasting appeal -- and how it relates to the success of "Black Panther." Joining us for the conversation is Kenton Rambsy, assistant professor of African American Literature & Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Movies about British history are catnip for Oscar voters. "The King’s Speech," "Atonement," "The Queen" and "The Imitation Game" are just a few recent best picture nominees. We continues its Oscars preview with a conversation about a pair of hopefuls this year connected by one of the towering figures of 20th Century Britain … Winston Churchill.
"Phantom Thread" is up for six Academy Awards this year, including best picture. We continue our Oscars preview with a conversation about how the film captured the world of haute couture. Joining us is Myra Walker, professor emeritus in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas and the former curator and director of the Texas Fashion Collection.
Over the next month, we're previewing the Academy Awards with a look at some of the nominated films. Up this week is a conversation with Nicole Myers, the Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art, about "Loving Vincent" - one of the most innovative animated films in years.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be talking about some of this year’s Oscar-nominated films, which were announced this week. Up first is a conversation about “I, Tonya” with Dallas Morning News sports reporter Kevin Sherrington, who was on the scene in Detroit the day Nancy Kerrigan was attacked.
A festival of short films focusing on the outdoors screens Thursday and Friday in Dallas. This week, we talk with the director of Mountainfilm about using movies to take audiences on real-life adventures.
Every year, careers are launched at the Sundance Film Festival. Think Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson. This week, we talk with Augustine Frizzell, who just might join that list this year with her debut feature, "Never Goin' Back," which she shot in North Texas.
In “The Post,” Tom Hanks plays legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. He’s desperately trying to convince the paper’s publisher – played by Meryl Streep – to print The Pentagon Papers, which detail how the government lied about the Vietnam War. This week, we talk with the editor of The Dallas Morning News about the many journalistic questions explored in the film.
Directors Wes Anderson, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater and David Lowery all hail from Texas. And each has a new movie out in 2018. This week, we preview a very Texas-centric year in the movies.
For many moviegoers, the holidays are a time to catch up on films you’ve missed. To help you out, this week we talk about the best movies of 2017.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is easily the most anticipated movie of 2017. And it’s expected to ring up about $200 million in ticket sales on opening weekend. We've seen the film, but don’t worry: No spoilers here - just a conversation about why it all works so well.
“The Shape of Water” - the latest from visionary director Guillermo del Toro - features a monster who’s good and humans who’re the bad guys. This week, we talk about the history of sympathetic monsters - everyone from Frankenstein to the Creature from the Black Lagoon - with SMU film professor Rick Worland.
At the Dallas Museum of Art, two large galleries are filled not with paintings or sculpture, but with video screens. The exhibition is called "Truth: 24 Frames Per Second," and this week, we talk about the show with Anna Katherine Brodbeck, the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA.
After a day at home surrounded by family … you might be ready to get out of the house. Well, you’re in luck. This week, we recommend a few movies to see this weekend, as well as a few to look forward to.
In the new film “Last Flag Flying,” Steve Carell plays a Vietnam veteran whose son – a Marine – is killed in Iraq. On his way to retrieve his son’s remains, he pays a visit to a couple of old military buddies in hopes that they might offer support on the trip. The film is the latest from Richard Linklater, who we talked with recently about patriotism and the timing of war movies.
The Lone Star Film Festival opens Thursday in Fort Worth. And this year’s event includes several films with Fort Worth ties. This week, we look at the lineup with the festival’s executive director, Chad Matthews.
In years past, Dallas VideoFest featured more than a hundred movies stretched out over a week. This year’s slate, though, includes only a few dozen shown over this weekend. This week, we talk with VideoFest artistic director Bart Weiss about creating a leaner, more focused fest.
The first feature-length film of the sound era was 1927’s “The Jazz Singer.” And ever since, Hollywood has produced a steady stream of musicals. This week, we talk with SMU film professor Sean Griffin about the enduring popularity of musical films. His new book is called "Free and Easy?: A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre" (Wiley-Blackwell).
Short films offer budding directors a chance to learn their craft and established filmmakers an opportunity to play. This week, we talk about this under-appreciated segment of movies with a creator of The Eyeslicer Roadshow, a short film program coming to the Texas Theatre.
DocuFest - the documentary wing of VideoFest - opens Thursday night in Dallas. To get you ready, we preview a pair of films that focus on the arts. "Dare to be Different" (Thursday at 9:15 p.m.) looks at an influential radio station that helped to popularize Depeche Mode, Blondie, Pet Shop Boys and other early '80s acts. And "Ex Libris: New York Public Library" (Saturday at 11 a.m.) is legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman's look at one of the world's largest library systems.
A conference in Fort Worth this weekend is getting filmmakers from across the world together to share tips on everything from how to light a set to how to use music in a movie. This week, we talk with the founder of the Film + Music Conference about how the event came together - and about showcasing Fort Worth to people who might film there.