News and Features

Author Archive

The Big Screen: USA Film Festival Preview

Categorized Under: Film and Television, Local Events, The Big Screen No Comments

This week, USA managing director Ann Alexander talks about John Turturro, Ed Harris and other luminaries who will visit Dallas this week to show films at the festival.

The Big Screen: A Return To The Starck Club

Categorized Under: Film and Television, The Big Screen 2 Comments

A documentary about the club premieres Saturday during the Dallas International Film Festival. And this week, we’re joined by its co-directors, Michael Cain and Miles Hargrove.

The Big Screen: Dock Ellis – The Man, The Myth

Categorized Under: Film and Television, Local Events, The Big Screen 1 Comment

Longtime Rangers fans might remember pitcher Dock Ellis’ brief stint with the team in the late 1970s. It was toward the end of a turbulent but brilliant career that’s revisited in No-No: A Dockumentary, a new doc playing at the Dallas International Film Festival.

At DIFF, Short Films Take Center Stage

Categorized Under: Film and Television, Local Events No Comments

The Dallas International Film Festival starts Thursday. And on the bill will be more than 50 short films. It’s the only time most of these shorts will be shown on a big screen. So we asked: Why do budding directors put so much effort into a piece that’s often less than 15 minutes long?

The Big Screen: A Short Chat About Short Films

Categorized Under: Film and Television, The Big Screen No Comments

Short films are a staple of film festivals. Ahead of next week’s Dallas International Film Festival, we talk about the form and why shorts are so important for the people who make them.

The Big Screen: Big Oil And ‘Big Men’

Categorized Under: Film and Television, The Big Screen 1 Comment

The documentary Big Men focuses on Dallas-based Kosmos Energy’s efforts to discover oil in Ghana and the risk-reward involved in the venture. This week, we talk to one of the Kosmos executives featured prominently in the film to see what it’s like to negotiate a multi-billion dollar deal while the cameras are rolling.

The Big Screen: Texas Directors Rule SXSW

Categorized Under: Film and Television, South by Southwest, The Big Screen 1 Comment

We devote this week’s show to two Texans who represented well at SXSW – Richardson native David Gordon Green and Austin’s Richard Linklater. Here’s our look at their new films, Joe and Boyhood, respectively, as well as highlights from our conversation with each director.

SXSW: Edward Snowden Gets A Hero’s Welcome

Categorized Under: South by Southwest No Comments

Monday morning saw the second of two major guests appearing via satellite at SXSW. On Saturday, I wrote about Julian Assange’s virtual visit from London. Today, it was Edward Snowden’s turn.

SXSW: Documenting The Search For El Chapo

Categorized Under: Film and Television, South by Southwest No Comments

A documentary at this week’s South by Southwest Film Conference attempts to find the Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman – better known as El Chapo. But just as the filmmakers were closing in on him, Mexican and U.S. authorities arrested him last month. We talked with the director of The Legend of Shorty to find out what it’s like to suddenly have the end of your film rewritten for you.

SXSW: Julian Assange Beams Into Austin

Categorized Under: South by Southwest No Comments

Saturday morning, SXSW linked up with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who’s still holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Here are highlights from the conversation.

Page 1 of 36912345...102030...Last »