Festival Files: 2019 Dallas International Film Festival, Remnants and Winners

Living in Dallas, even if one doesn’t listen to music or make weekly pilgrimages to the local thrift shop/independent bookstores scouring for music, one is probably still aware of the cultural imprint from Chris Penn’s Good Records. Major artists in town … Continue reading Festival Files: 2019 Dallas International Film Festival, Remnants and Winners

Festival Files: 2019 Dallas International Film Festival: ‘Shadow,’ ‘Them That Follow’ and ‘Frances Ferguson’

Personal faves emerged in the festival’s last few days. Continue reading Festival Files: 2019 Dallas International Film Festival: ‘Shadow,’ ‘Them That Follow’ and ‘Frances Ferguson’

Festival Files: 2019 Dallas International Film Festival: ‘In Fabric,’ ‘Caballerango,’ ‘Divine Love’

Beginning on a muted note, thanks to some gale force winds and rain that dampened the usual rowdy Saturday mood, the opening weekend of the 13th Dallas International Film Festival again finds itself sprawling across several theaters in the area. … Continue reading Festival Files: 2019 Dallas International Film Festival: ‘In Fabric,’ ‘Caballerango,’ ‘Divine Love’

Festival Files: Dallas VideoFest31 AltFiction – ‘Nadie,’ David Lean, ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Mixed in between obscure world cinema and hometown perspectives, the programmers of Dallas VideoFest continually maintain an embrace with the past. This year’s nods to Ida Lupino, David Byrne and David Lean provided those fond remembrances. Lupino’s film noir The … Continue reading Festival Files: Dallas VideoFest31 AltFiction – ‘Nadie,’ David Lean, ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Festival Files: Dallas VideoFest31 AltFiction – ‘Life and Nothing More,’ ‘A Ship of Human Skin,’ More

After a nearly 50 degree drop in temperature in the span of about seven hours, I sort of looked forward to the warm confines of a movie theater. Texas weather seems to have that effect on people, both in its … Continue reading Festival Files: Dallas VideoFest31 AltFiction – ‘Life and Nothing More,’ ‘A Ship of Human Skin,’ More