The gender-swapped sequel will be an easy watch for sitcom fans, but the callbacks and in-jokes tip into the saccharine.
Comedies must choose whether to punch up or punch down; watching ‘Search Party’ has always made me feel like I’m punching myself.
Texas actor Tye Sheridan stars alongside Ben Affleck in the sentimental yet skippable story of an aspiring writer, directed by George Clooney.
The unnerving feature debut from Red Oak native Lauren Hadaway plumbs the gloomy depths beneath a college rower’s quest for greatness.
Fort Worth writer-director Derek Presley overcame unprecedented odds to make his otherwise unremarkable thriller about a tormented hit man.
The latest from the director of ‘The Florida Project’ sees a scheming former porn star wash up along Texas’s Gulf Coast.
The rising Grapevine star brings fresh spirit to a movie that’s fatally preoccupied with reviving the dead.
Dallas-raised actor Jonathan Majors leads a star-studded cast as outlaw Nat Love seeking revenge.
It’s a chance to buy your holiday presents early, the way you always swear you will.
The Houston filmmaker’s latest is a valentine to defiantly idiosyncratic storytellers like Wes Anderson.
The sequel to David Gordon Green’s franchise reboot is all filler, same old killer.
Austin-raised writer-director Justin Corsbie’s debut about a down-on-his-luck troubadour feels as warmly familiar as the Americana songs that inspired it.
The Dallas-based director's short is inscrutable, arty, and part of the excellent anthology ‘The Year of the Everlasting Storm.’
Dallas’s mercurial pop phenom writes and stars in this loosely autobiographical satire that raises questions it doesn’t deign to answer.
Dallas-based director David Lowery’s ‘The Green Knight’ goes medieval on a hoary romance of King Arthur and Camelot.
Megan Fox and Bruce Willis star in the thriller, which is very loosely based on an infamous Texas serial killer.
The horror franchise attempts to skewer Trumpism, but the result makes for uncomfortable viewing.
Texas filmmaker Will Bakke’s latest movie offers only a glimpse of the joys and pains of young adulthood.
Each blue VHS box was a transmission from another planet that promised there were others like me somewhere.
In her latest documentary, the Dallas-raised singer bravely confronts her demons.
With Dallas-born Jesse Plemons as a villainous FBI agent, the historical drama tells how informant William O’Neal’s betrayal led to the assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton.
Did Melissa Lucio, the First Hispanic Woman on Death Row in Texas, Kill Her Daughter? An Uneven New Documentary Raises More Questions Than Answers.
‘The State of Texas vs. Melissa’ creates empathy for Lucio, but the film lacks a clear and balanced exposition of the deeply troubling facts of the case.
Houston native Justin Simien's bloody second film has a social message, but it's at its best when it embraces absurdity and camp.
A new documentary urges viewers to see McCorvey’s essential humanity, not just her role as a symbol in the abortion wars.
The Austin director’s war film is notable for its near-total absence of politics.
Watching Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles take on their bosses feels prescient.
Andrew Patterson’s small-town science fiction standout was filmed in Whitney, Texas.
The Latin American folk tale has frightened generations, but its big-screen adaptation relies too heavily on repetitive scares.
The film, directed by Longview native John Lee Hancock, focuses on the legend of Texas’s most famous bank robbers—and our collective fascination with them.
The micro-budget feature launched a number of A-list careers.
“Two men, both alpha males, from vastly different cultures, are about to collide. . . HARD.”
The big-screen bungling of Rosellen Brown’s Before and After.
YOU COULD HEAR A GASP from the audience when Clint Eastwood suddenly appeared on the screen. It was just a preview of his new movie, Unforgiven, but there he was in a long, dark slicker, his face in profile, staring menacingly from beneath a dark hat with a flat rim:
If you thought this summer’s film lineup looked promising, pinch yourself. "The Big Bus" and "Logan's Run," are anything but a reviewer's dream.
Another big money musical is another disaster and cop stories are a too-familiar tune.
Cops, sci-fi, and westerns get served up as leftovers, and only one still tastes good. Meanwhile, Robert Altman has another dazzling film.
Lots of spooky movies this month as a new reviewer takes the wheel.
Whether evading the law, loosening the bonds of marriage, or traveling to the future, escape is the watchword for this group of films.
Neither fish nor fowl, filmed theater is a whole new art form.
Ryan O'Neal, Adolph Hitler and Tom Sawyer have a lot in common. Trust us, you'll see.
Old films and old themes come uneasily back to life.
Marlon takes it off and movies will never be the same.
Dylan Thomas and Ingmar Bergman top some films of varying quality.
LUIS BUNUEL’S THE DISCREET CHARM of the Bourgeoisie is a deliciously pungent concoction by the 72-year-old filmmaker and his young co-scenarist, Jean-Claude Carriere, that will set your spirits soaring and your mind aglow. Never before has this always fascinating artist been quite so tantalizing, so tongue-in-cheek and so deft in