John Huston

  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Noah Wants to Be a Mad Epic

    The Wrestler director goes biblical with CG blockbuster.

  • Film

    March 27, 2014
  • Film

    March 27, 2014

    Bloody Floody:

    Noah Wants to Bea Mad Epic.

  • Film

    October 31, 2013

    Lost '70s Mess The Visitor Is Rich and Strange

    Euro-American science fiction horror film is a mess, but a revelatory one.

  • Film

    August 1, 2013

    Movies Need Lohan

    The Canyons is vital, messy, and alive with regret

  • Film

    July 15, 2010

    Adaptive Behavior

    Killer's tormented self gets simplified for screen.

  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    There Will Be Blood

    An epic gusher strikes oil, and then some

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    The Gourds, with Last Train Home

    Saturday, February 4, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666.

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Vote No

    Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush

  • Culture

    March 28, 2002

    The Pitch

    In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.

  • Film

    June 14, 2001

    Peak Performance

    Himalaya scales dangerous mountain passes while uplifting the spirit

  • News

    May 24, 2001


    Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    The Bit Player

    Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Year of Yearning

    The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses

  • Film

    February 5, 1998

    Heart of Glass

    Too much symbolism (and too little sex) shatters Oscar and Lucinda

  • Film

    December 11, 1997

    Civics Lesson

    Steven Spielberg's Amistad aims high, but oversimplifies

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Bad Deal

    John Ballis was a crook. But he expected the federal government to keep its end of a bargain.