Beset by federal budget cuts, no written history and a general lack of recognition, the Alabama-Coushatta try to learn a different way of being indian.
Back in the early 1940s when the U.S. Department of Defense was looking for some remote corner of nowhere to work on the Manhattan Project, maybe Texans were just a bit hurt that none of the out-of-the-way corners of our state (ahem -- the Panhandle) got picked. Alas, Texas wasn't even on the list, ... More >>
Michael Cimino revisits his notorious flop Heaven's Gate, which maybe was a masterpiece all along.
Steven Soderbergh and Scott Z. Burns talk partnerships.
Live Fast, Die Young: Misadventures in Rock 'n' Roll America by Chris Price and Joe Harland Trafalgar Square Publishing, 320 pp., $13.95 Friends and former coworkers at the BBC -- where they programmed radio and video music -- Price and Harland's jumping-off point for this music travelogue across ... More >>
Redford helms another dull history lesson.
If there's one musician whose advice is worth heeding, it ought to be Johnny Cash. But when the Man in Black sang "Don't Take Your Guns To Town," a whole lot of musicians must not have been listening. Perhaps they were tuning in one of Cash's other songs that takes a different point of view - ... More >>
I want you....to stop abusing me onscreenâ€‹For some people, today is the Fourth of July holiday. For others, it's Monday.Whatever one works for you, it's time to get in a patriotic, Uncle Sam mood!! And what better way than to see ol' Sam in five strange screen appearances?Whether it's Sam in a sof ... More >>
Taxicab Confessions this isn't: Ramin Bahrani's quietly profound Goodbye Solo.
By the time of his 1995 death at the age of 47 due to complications from liver transplant surgery, Rory Gallagher was already a giant blues-rock guitar hero - albeit in pretty much every country besides the U.S. And it's a shame that these shores never cottoned to the Irishman, who in his prime cert ... More >>
This has been a fun week down in the Rocks Off foxhole, as Toby Keith's loyal minions have besieged us with comments taking issue with our review of the Big Dog Daddy's lackluster RodeoHouston performance Wednesday. (Come on, guys, we did say the guitar work on "Stranglehold" was pretty badass.) The ... More >>
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
Nick Cave pens a new breed of revisionist western
A chilling real-life ghost story yields another Hollywood horror
A German new waver resorts to tired old tricks
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Serenity spins a classic tale way out west
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
The Missing misses plenty, except ancient prejudices
The beautifully done Open Range still has to graze on the western's leftovers
The hipster’s First Commandment: Thou shalt not dig the Eagles
In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
Once more, a man calls upon the troops to save The Alamo, before it's gone forever
Himalaya scales dangerous mountain passes while uplifting the spirit
The no-bullshit Budd Boetticher took an unsentimental approach with his Ranown Cycle westerns
Billy Bob's adaptation of Pretty Horses mixes together too many ingredients, all of them undercooked
The pain's the thing. So says Stoppard in The Real Thing, his elegant literary exploration of romance.
The wasted life of Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell
Go bananas. Joe Young returns, better than ever.
Stylish Buffalo '66 makes an incomplete pass
The cocktail party never ends in le cinema du Henry Jaglom
Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true