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 Thursday, Feb 23 at Alamo … [Read more...] about Yes! It Came From Dallas is Back!
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 an award-winning short called … [Read more...] about 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
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 his assembly-line experience with sales and skill … [Read more...] about Director Interview: Charles Randolph Wright talks “Motown the Musical”
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 with forgiveness. Written and directed by Bill McAdams Jr., GALLOWS ROAD … [Read more...] about Actor Ernie Hudson’s faith based film “Gallows Road” premieres at the 45th Annual USA Film Festival
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 a year of many), but would no doubt confirm … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “Cake” – Jennifer Aniston gives a career-milestone performance
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 … [Read more...] about Featured Short Film: “The Tea Master” – Short Film by Aaron Au
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 at international film festivals, in … [Read more...] about Roger Ebert Biopic ‘Life Itself’ Makes CNN Films Television Debut This Sunday
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 the science-fiction of ideas, the kind that … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Interstellar” a mixed bag. But still…see it.
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 forgot what they were raised on happens to play well across many ages if done right, … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “Big Hero 6” – Go see this film! So charming and funny.
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 was radio with pictures. He was the first to understand that … [Read more...] about 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