You’d think a movie critic might relish passing thumbs-up, thumbs-down judgments on all the latest flicks, but for Fort Worth–based writer-at-large Christopher Kelly, that’s the least interesting part of his job. “Movies and TV and celebrities are more than entertainment,” says the Staten Island native. “I like to figure out how they relate to life and the place they take within culture.” The former film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kelly’s work has also appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Chicago Tribune, Slate, Film Comment, and many other publications. His debut novel, A Push and a Shove, was published by Alyson Books and won the 2008 Lambda Literary Foundation award for Best Debut Novel. His favorite movies, in no particular order, are A Hard Day’s Night, All That Jazz, The Silence of the Lambs, and Nashville.
Clint Eastwood’s film based on Chris Kyle’s life is a half-masterpiece, a definitive cinematic statement on the Iraq War that nonetheless fails to say some very necessary things.
A new documentary from Joe Manganiello of “True Blood” and “Magic Mike” fame follows dancers at Dallas’s LaBare, widely considered the premiere male strip club in the world.
“Hellion,” about a difficult 12-year-old boy growing up without a mother, opens in Austin, Dallas and Port Arthur on June 27 and in Houston on July 4.
Two films based here borrow elements of country noir and could be invigorating the genre exemplified in another Texas-set film: “Blood Simple.”
A documentary called “All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State” premieres tonight on HBO and resonates in some ways with the Wendy Davis story.
In the 1980s, The Starck Club was where everyone—gay, straight, conservative and liberal—went to be themselves and to break the rules. With the release of an eponymous documentary, the history of the club is finally being told.
The Dallas Theater Center premiered “Fortress of Solitude,” a melancholy, soulful musical—a gamble as far as the genre goes. But it might pay off for the ambitious theater company.
Some South by Southwest Interactive participants say the event has become more of a celebrity affair than a technology conference.
San Antonio District Court judge Orlando Garcia wrote: “This Court holds that Texas’ prohibition on same-sex marriage conflicts with the United States Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process.”
“Las Marthas,” a documentary airing on PBS Monday, follows two debutantes from either side of the US-Mexico border as they prepare for their debutante ball.
Five months ago, many of Mark Phariss's co-workers didn't know he was gay. Today, he's part of a lawsuit that could change Texas.
In his new book, James Magnuson, the head of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, skewers (lovingly) the people who attend programs like the one he directs.