B. J. Novak talks about his directorial debut, ‘Vengeance,’ a dark comedy set in West Texas—and about Whataburger’s “Dunkin’ Donuts moment.”
The 82-year-old actor, known for playing the heaviest of heavies, was an instrumental part of the movie that launched the careers of Wes Anderson and the Wilson brothers.
Filmmaker and Dallas native Cooper Raiff is only 25, but his second film, ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth,’ should establish him as Texas’s next great director.
Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head return for a new movie and series that find them older but far from wiser. Is Texas finally ready to claim them as our own?
Moviegoers have returned to theaters in droves to see the long-awaited sequel—and we have Texas to thank.
Our staffers share the art and entertainment they're most looking forward to this summer, from an opera about Frida Kahlo to a true-crime book about a famous Austin gangster.
The visually stunning new nature documentary, narrated by Matthew McConaughey, is a delight.
Tom Cruise returns, with Austin’s Glen Powell in tow, for a crowd-pleasing sequel that just may pull embattled theaters out of the danger zone.
The 72-year-old Oscar winner and East Texas native takes her small-town ethos to the small screen—and across galaxies.
The Hulu series, costarring Texan Sasha Lane, is a worthwhile adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
The pistol-packing cartoon villain represents every ugly stereotype about our state, but there’s a strange power in embracing him.
After a four-year hiatus from comedy, the Rio Grande Valley native has a new Netflix special and a new approach to her career.
From the obscure to the historically significant, the Texas Broadcast Museum tells a uniquely twentieth-century story.
Our favorite Texas Monthly pieces featuring the country music star, who died on Saturday at 86, and the cultural phenomenon he helped inspire.
‘King Rex,’ based on Lawrence Wright’s 1980 article about millionaire turned drug kingpin Rex Cauble, will star Henry Winkler.
With small-screen projects such as ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘The Good Lord Bird,’ Ethan Hawke’s righteous believers get more room to breathe.
Texan actors have a strong presence in the MCU. But which performances would we watch in any multiverse, and which would we prefer blipped out of existence?
The storied actor and Fort Worth native always wanted to direct. His gripping debut, released twenty years ago, showed us why.
Vin Diesel, in a long, feelings-heavy Instagram post, revealed how close the venerable Texas star came to playing Lucas Hobbs.
Plus: A lyrical, blistering new memoir and a four-dollar answer to dinner.
The Houstonian pulled double duty on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as host and musical guest. How’d she do?
For every toddler who loved Barney, there was an adult who wanted to punch him. Now the purple dinosaur is back to torment a new generation.
Eagle Pennell’s ‘The Whole Shootin’ Match’ sets the standard for showing Texans who they are instead of who they’re supposed to be.
After a two-year pandemic delay, the Austin native will appear in ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ But that’s only one of his recent projects to launch.
We can’t let California win, y’all. Here’s everything you need to know about how to vote for Texas in the pop song competition.
‘Making the Team’ was the cable channel’s longest-running reality program. After sixteen seasons, why did it decide to pull the plug?
This is a film in which Academy Award nominee Jesse Plemons flirts with billionaire Rihanna, and for that it should be cherished.
Join us as we watch over the Dillon High School graduate, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
Ahead of its April rerelease, members of the 1997 biopic's cast and crew recall a set overcome with emotion as loved ones grappled with Selena's tragic death.
The festival was smaller and less overwhelming than in times past, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing—or a sign of things to come.
The Lone Star State was well represented at this year’s SXSW, and these films feature settings, accents, and subject matter to remind you of home.
SXSW showcased a bevy of films by or about Texans this year. Two sports legends and a disabled Texan were the subjects of three that stood out from the pack.
El Paso filmmaker Iliana Sosa’s feature documentary debut follows her Mexican grandfather, reflecting on life, legacy, and connection.
‘Mama Bears’ ties together the stories of three conservative families with LGBTQ children, but as the only trans child in the film, Kai Shappley stands out.
One Texas Monthly reporter wages a battle between her blissful ignorance and her love of early-aughts teen soaps.
In a video interview, Ethan Wayne, the film star’s son, explains how an exhibit at the Fort Worth Stockyards began with a storage unit full of his dad’s untold stories.
Writer-director Ti West’s return to horror is set in a creepy house in rural Texas. But that’s where the similarities with classic slashers ends.
‘Shouting Down Midnight’ is a hagiography of the state senator that tries to impose a triumph narrative for Texas Democrats where none exists.
Richard Linkater’s ‘Apollo 10½’ Continues a Winning Streak From America’s Most Successful Experimental Filmmaker
The light-on-plot, heavy-on-nostalgia animated feature is Linklater at his Linklaterest.
The joyful Sandra Bullock flick, chockablock with Hollywood’s finest, will lend itself to repeat viewings for many years to come.
Plan your next road trip, work out, and binge-watch with our staff’s help.
W.R. Dallas has been crafting western furniture since 1929. The company’s iconic pieces have appeared everywhere from Hollywood films to hotel chains.
The sequel to Tobe Hooper’s slasher sucks all the fun out of psychotic cannibal killers—but it does have a message for Californians headed to Texas.
In ‘Jockey,’ Dallas director Clint Bentley draws dark lessons from a life lived on the track.
Richard Linklater’s ‘SubUrbia’ is ‘The Last Picture Show’ of the nineties.
Seventeen families are suing the Golden Gate Funeral Home for allegedly desecrating their loved ones' bodies.
Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, perhaps surprisingly, have enough chemistry to carry the film's outrageous premise.
A grassroots campaign—and a multibillion-dollar corporate real estate acquisition—kept the bulldozers away.
The Texas native’s slow but steady rise to stardom just hit a new benchmark.
The Austin-set firefighter show devotes four episodes to the 2021 freeze while ignoring all of the real-life drama.