Yes! It Came From Dallas is Back!

One of our favorite yearly events is making a comeback this year: IT CAME FROM DALLAS, the Dallas Producers Association’s fundraiser. It is coming up quickly on Feb 23. This is a showcase of films that you will be utterly surprised were made in Dallas. Dallas Producers Association’s fund-raiser: IT CAME FROM DALLAS 10 returns […]

Roundtable “NO LETTING GO” Cheryl Allison and Randi Silverman discuss their indie film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis

By Gordon K. Smith NO LETTING GO is a small but vital independent film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis. At a roundtable interview in late March, we learned about the film and its mission from actress Cheryl Allison (Catherine the mother) and co-writer/producer Randi Silverman. The film is based on […]

Director Interview: Charles Randolph Wright talks “Motown the Musical”

Interview & written by: Melody Charles “The Sound of Young America.” It’s a legendary story that the world now recognizes as one part ambition, two parts ingenuity and multiple parts soul—–the creation of Motown Records. With a few hit songs to his credit, an $800 loan and a vision of success, Berry Gordy Jr. took […]

Actor Ernie Hudson’s faith based film “Gallows Road” premieres at the 45th Annual USA Film Festival

Ernie Hudson was on hand, along with cast and crew, in Dallas, TX on April 22 for the 45th Annual USA Film Festival where his faith based film GALLOWS ROAD made its world premiere. The film starring Ernie Hudson and Kevin Sorbo (Frank) is a story of pain, anger and ultimately the salvation that comes […]

Movie Review: “Cake” – Jennifer Aniston gives a career-milestone performance

Review by: Gordon K. Smith Jennifer Aniston gives a career-milestone performance in CAKE, a movie you’ve no doubt already heard about due to Aniston’s lack of an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, despite Golden Globe and SAG nominations. She has taken it in good spirit, proudly wearing the label of “number one Oscar snub” (among […]

Featured Short Film: “The Tea Master” – Short Film by Aaron Au

Short Film of the Week – The Tea Master is the first short film by Director Aaron Au. Shot in  Canada on RED in 2009. Starring Coling Foo, Paul Wu, and Byron Lawson. For more information on the film including awards please visit: teamastermovie.com See larger image The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules […]

Roger Ebert Biopic ‘Life Itself’ Makes CNN Films Television Debut This Sunday

If you loved the critic, then you’re going to love the man even more CHICAGO, Dec. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — “Life Itself,” the documentary directed by Steve James based on renowned film critic Roger Ebert’s rollicking memoir, makes its television debut on CNN Films this Sunday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET. After earning critical acclaim […]

Film Review: “Interstellar” a mixed bag. But still…see it.

Film review by: Gordon K. Smith In the decades since STAR WARS, ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER made science-fiction epics viable box-office commodities, the genre has largely been identified by slimy aliens, super heroes, violence and lots (and lots and lots) of things blowing up real good. What’s gotten lost too much of the time is […]

Movie Review: “Big Hero 6” – Go see this film! So charming and funny.

Film Review by: Bill Graham Charm and darkness rarely go hand in hand but “Big Hero 6″ doesn’t seem to enjoy just simply being a quality kids movie. Instead, it wants to push some boundaries where it can and take you for the ride. So often I see adults lament animated movies. It’s like they […]

Harry Shearer Famed author and voice actor of “The Simpsons” tells us what to expect when he receives the Ernie Kovacs Award Oct.17 at Dallas VideoFest 27

Harry Shearer of SPINAL TAP and “The Simpsons” fame tells us what to expect when he receives the Ernie Kovacs Award Friday, Oct. 17 th  at Dallas VideoFest 27 at Angelika Dallas. The award is named after the pioneering comedian Ernie Kovacs of ’50s and early ’60s television who died in 1962.  “Before Ernie, TV […]