15. 1985 Filmed in inky black and white, Yen Tan’s micro-indie 1985 details the wavering emotions of young Adrian (a sterling Cory Michael Smith) returning home to his Texas family from New York during the holidays. If the movies have taught … Continue reading Joe Baker’s Favorite Films of 2018
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Peter A. Martin, member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Film Critics Association and Dallas Film Now founder/editor, offers his list of the Top 10 films of 2011. Continue reading Best of 2011: Peter A. Martin’s Top 10 Films
John P. Meyer, member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Film Critics Association, offers his list of the Top 10 films of 2011. Continue reading Best of 2011: John P. Meyer’s Top 10 Films
All the reviews, interviews, features and news item written by Peter Martin, founder and editor of Dallas Film Now. Continue reading SXSW 2011: Roundup
Perhaps I should have known it couldn’t be that good. DIFF had played out like something from a dream, cinematically: I had very little foreknowledge of most of the films I saw, yet was absolutely blown away by a large majority, which just doesn’t seem statistically possible. The few films I felt didn’t cut it were at least well-made. The science-fiction tale Earthling just didn’t know how to explain away its promising theories, and felt awkward in its execution despite a great sense of unease that recalled Lynch and Cronenberg. And the grueling you-won’t-go-to-the-prom-with-me-so-I’ll-drill-a-hole-in-your-head horror film The Loved Ones just became so deadening in its relentless monotony that you wished the amusing subplot would have gotten more screen time.