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  • 10 years ago

    Please don't misunderstand: Alex Gibney has no great beef with capitalism. Indeed, many of his best friends back in Summit, New Jersey, are investment bankers. But when Gibney looks at the prodigious rise and precipitous fall of Enron in Enron: Th...

  • 13 years ago | Film Reviews

    For founder and director J. Hunter Todd, WorldFest Houston isn't just a job, it's an adventure. And over the past 13 months, it's been even more of a cliffhanger than usual. "Last year, we were booted out of our Galleria offices by the new managem...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    Oscar "Budd" Boetticher Jr. was raised in patrician comfort as the adopted son of a wealthy Chicago businessman, and educated at Culver Military Academy and Ohio State University. But don't hold any of that against him: At the age of 20, he rebell...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    After your indie movie wins both the Audience Award and the Best Director prize at the Sundance Film Festival, what can you do for an encore? That's easy: You land the opening-night spot at the 2001 Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Such is t...

  • 14 years ago | Film Reviews

    Making a fleeting appearance in theaters before its scheduled June 12 video release, Attraction is an oddly compelling indie drama that may linger in your mind long after most of the big-ticket summer blockbusters are forgotten. Writer-director Ru...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Legend has it that the first time he visited a Hollywood movie set, Orson Welles, a posthumous honoree at this year's WorldFest/Houston International Film Festival, described the amalgamation of magic-making machinery as the greatest toy train set...