Who’s That Guy?

Dec 11, 2014 By Stephen Harrigan

Will Marco Perella’s portrayal of a loathsome jerk in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood turn out to be the biggest break of his long, low-profile career—or just another paying gig?

It Takes a Thief

Dec 5, 2014 By Nate Blakeslee

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe discusses “Evolution of a Criminal,” a riveting work of self-examination.

The Rise of Texas Noir?

May 29, 2014 By Christopher Kelly

Two films based here borrow elements of country noir and could be invigorating the genre exemplified in another Texas-set film: "Blood Simple."

King of Dreams

Mar 7, 2014 By Carina Chocano

Over the past twenty years, from his outpost in Texas, Robert Rodriguez has quietly revolutionized the movie business. What happens when he gets his own TV network?

Dreaming in the Dark

Jan 10, 2014 By Stephen Harrigan

Nearly everything about moviegoing has changed since I first fell in love with the big screen as a kid. But my ardor remains.

Roiling on the River

Apr 10, 2013 By Christopher Kelly

In his next film, "Mud," Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols tackles the novel that Hemingway once called the source of all modern American literature.

Dean Smith’s Amazing Story

Apr 1, 2013 By Christopher Kelly

He won an Olympic Gold Medal in Helsinki. He rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty like John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. He performed stunts in "McClintock!" and "Cheyenne." And now the 81-year-old former stunt man is publishing his memoir, "Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen."