Movie Review: “Kill Your Darlings” – Going into this film blindly will yield surprise, irritation and overall satisfaction

Review By: Mut Asheru KILL YOUR DARLINGS, directed by John Krokidas is a movie about young male poets at tug-of-war with themselves and the world around them. Going into this film blindly will yield surprise, irritation and overall satisfaction. Once again, script and casting has propelled a potentially unwatchable premise of a thing into movie […]

Film Review: Pedro Almodóvar’s “I’m So Excited”…get yo head in the clouds cuz this one is out there!

Movie Review by: Mut Asheru Pedro Almodóvar’s I’M SO EXCITED is a great time at the movies. It’s a foreign language film (Spanish) with subtitles so yes reading is involved. The number of laughs that the script and cast delivers is well worth the effort. The beginning disclaimer says it all…“Everything in this film is fantasy, […]

What’s Playing? @ the Angelika Film Center this 7/12 weekend?

ANGELIKA DALLAS: 1. Asian Film Festival Dallas (AFFD) 2. The Attack 3. Twenty Feet From Stardom 4. Much Ado About Nothing 5. This Is The End 6. The East 7. Mud 8. Blancanieves ANGELIKA PLANO: 1. The Way Way Back 2. Mud / Before Midnight 3. Twenty Feet From Stardom 4. Unfinished Song For movie […]

Film Review: “Much Ado About Nothing” – Joss Whedon Style

Film Opens June 21 Angelika Dallas and Angelika Plano Review By:  Gordon K. Smith It’s good to be Joss Whedon, and make a movie as phenomenally successful as last year’s THE AVENGERS (second highest grossing film of the 21st century to date), which then allows you to make a small, low-budget black and white Shakespeare […]

Film Review: ‘What Maise Knew’ starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard

Review by: Mut Asheru What Maise Knew, directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel , shows what a messy divorce is from the eyes of a six year old girl. The cute and talented Onata Aprile plays Maise with a panache that doesn’t seem possible for a child actor her age. Maise is the unfortunate […]

What’s Playing? @ the Angelika Film Center this 5/3 weekend?

RENOIR is Gilles Bourdos’ story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. It stirred a few interesting debates at 2013 DIFF. KON-TIKI is a thrilling adventure about 20th-century explorer explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s journey across the Pacific […]

Film Review: ‘To The Wonder’ – solidifies Malick’s rep as a dazzling visual stylist

Playing at the Angelika Film Center this weekend. For movie showtimes in your area please visit the Anglika Film Center website. Film Review by: Gordon K. Smith Watching Terrence Malick films can be like watching the paint on the Mona Lisa dry.  While half your brain is going, “My God, how beautiful”, the other half is […]

What’s Playing? @ the Angelika Film Center this 4/12 weekend?

April 12 Films at Angelika (Dallas): 1.  A Place Beyond the Pines – FOCUS FEATURES 2.  Trance – FOX SEARCHLIGHT 3.  The Company You Keep – SONY PICTURES CLASSICS 4. Disconnect – DIFF 2013 5. Room 237 – DIFF 2013 6. Admission – DIFF 2013 7. Quartet – DIFF 2013 April 12 Films at Angelika (Plano): 1.  A […]

Film Review: Hysteria – Opens at Angelika Dallas & Angelika Plano on Friday, June 1

Review By: Gordon K. Smith In the 19th century, and well into the 20th,  “hysteria” was recognized as an actual medical condition used to describe a wide range of female complaints, from fatigue, to boredom, irrationality, neurosis, and a whole range of sexual disorders.  The officially prescribed treatment for this malady was a visit to […]

Filmmaker Interview: Michael Rapaport on his doc “Beats, Rhymes and Life, The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest”

 Michael Rapaport: The Quest Interview By: Le Le Symone Just like there is a difference between trendy ‘rap’ and intelligent ‘hip-hop,’ these is also a difference between average dudes on the mic spitting rhymes over loops and the thoughtful, even transcendent qualities unearthed when one encounters the four-man collective known as A Tribe Called Quest. […]