B. J. Novak talks about his directorial debut, ‘Vengeance,’ a dark comedy set in West Texas—and about Whataburger’s “Dunkin’ Donuts moment.”
Eagle Pennell’s ‘The Whole Shootin’ Match’ sets the standard for showing Texans who they are instead of who they’re supposed to be.
As it turns out, even the best films and TV shows about the Lone Star State have their share of gaffes. (Yes, even ‘Lonesome Dove.’)
Kick off the football season with this underappreciated, Denton-filmed comedy, which captured some truths about Texas football that later, more-serious movies would expand on.
Thirty Years After ‘Slacker,’ the Film Is an Austin Time Capsule—And a Hopeful Tribute to Its Spirit
Richard Linklater’s film belongs in the canon of great Texas cinema.
The film adaptation of Utopia author Paulette Jiles’s acclaimed novel finds Hanks shepherding a young girl across 1870s Texas.
Do you love Woody Harrelson? You’re in luck.
We watched the recently restored 1986 film with Willie Nelson and fans in Luck, where it all happened.
“Two men, both alpha males, from vastly different cultures, are about to collide. . . HARD.”
A newcomer to the state is looking for a cinematic introduction to his adopted home.
Journalist Aaron Latham donated his daily journals he kept on the set of 'Urban Cowboy,' among other papers, to UT's Harry Ransom Center.
The Texas Film Commission wants you to hit the road this summer.
Where to enjoy al fresco films around the state.
A few cinematic excursions around the state.
No, he wasn’t from here. But that hasn’t stopped us from claiming him as one of our own.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel took home both of the “best picture” awards—and Linklater also took home his first major directing award.
Nearly fifteen years after Richard Linklater and I started talking about turning a Texas Monthly story into a major motion picture, it’s finally hitting the big screen, with a little help from Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine—and a seventy-year-old retired hairdresser from Rusk named Kay Baby Epperson.
How Matthew McConaughey got discovered, why Renée Zellweger’s part is so small, why some of the actresses can’t eat ketchup to this day, and everything else you didn’t know about the making of the classic high school flick Dazed and Confused.
Why Peter Bogdanovich filmed in black and white, who discovered Cybill Shepherd, which onetime soap opera diva read for the role of Jacy, and other secrets of the making of ‘The Last Picture Show.’ Plus: A few words from the late Ben Johnson.
The head of the Texas Film Commission hustles Hollywood movie-makers into putting more of Texas in the can.
Watch the trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D, the latest sequel to and "reboot" of the horror classic.
Will Kyle Killen's new NBC drama Awake, a cop show starring Jason Isaacs, have better luck than Lone Star, which Fox canceled after two episodes?
And they most definitely conquered. The inside story of how a ragtag bunch of hippies made the wildest Texas movie ever (and spilled no more fake blood than was absolutely necessary).
So much is at stake that we almost—almost—believe the release date of Disney's epic-to-be was delayed from Christmas Day to April for the reasons the studio claims. But given the way historical movies usually turn out, can you blame us for smirking?
THERE IS AN OBLIGATORY SCENE in every movie about the border between Texas and Mexico: A man draws a line in the dirt with his boot. The line means something different in each movie, and yet, there it is, a narrow little rut in the ground that the characters gesture
Snow business comes to Houston.
Made on a shoestring, Slacker was a hit. Now fans wonder if Hollywood money will change Rick Linklater’s style.
How Hollywood sees us—and how Hollywood got us wrong.
Leaving Cheyenne, which may be Larry McMurtry’s best novel, is made into a miserable movie. This is how it happened.