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: ‘Rare Exports’ at Texas Theatre

Winding up a successful limited run engagement, ‘Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale’ screens tonight and tomorrow at the Texas Theatre before sailing off into the unknown. The film is a magical ride, with a gliding sense of the translucence between fables and reality, in which an old tale about Santa Claus being buried under a mountain in Finland is exhumed and brilliantly re-invented. It avoids overdosing on either cynicism or sentimentality, and the snowy climes are a beautiful backdrop for the story that unfolds. I saw it at Fantastic Fest in Austin last September and it was one of the … Continue reading Last Call: ‘Rare Exports’ at Texas Theatre