Emily Browning in 'Sleeping Beauty'

Last Call: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Texas Theatre

Two films about prostitution: one is closing, the other is opening, both at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. Continue reading Last Call: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Texas Theatre

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Last Call: ‘Lemmy,’ ‘Night Catches Us,’ ‘White Material,’ ‘Rabbit Hole’ Plus ‘Shock Corridor,’ ‘Suspiria’

A cornucopia of closers fill the coffers of local cine-maniacs tonight and tomorrow. Add in a couple of special screenings, and I don’t know if you have time to breath between showtimes. First, the films that are finishing up their limited engagements (links to showtimes included): ‘Lemmy: The Movie.’ Documentary about the Motorhead frontman; our own Steve Norwood called it “a fine example of high-decibel idol worship.” (The Texas Theatre) ‘Night Catches Us.’ Drama about race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood in 1976. (The Texas Theatre) ‘White Material.’ Claire Denis’ latest, about a woman trying to hold on to her family’s plantation. (Angelika … Continue reading Last Call: ‘Lemmy,’ ‘Night Catches Us,’ ‘White Material,’ ‘Rabbit Hole’ Plus ‘Shock Corridor,’ ‘Suspiria’

Last Call: ‘Made in Dagenham’ at Inwood / Angelika Plano, ‘Terribly Happy’ at Texas Theatre

Last Call is a weekly feature that rounds up films that will be completing their local engagements. ‘Made in Dagenham’ is a fine, sturdy British period drama, but it’s the one that doesn’t feature a member of the royal family who struggles with a speech impediment. ‘Made in Dagenham’ is similar in quality to ‘The King’s Speech,’ featuring a splendid performance by Sally Hawkins as a factory worker in the 1960s who helped bring the issue of “equal pay for equal work” among the sexes to the forefront of labor relations. As I wrote in my review: “Sally Hawkins captures … Continue reading Last Call: ‘Made in Dagenham’ at Inwood / Angelika Plano, ‘Terribly Happy’ at Texas Theatre