Orson Welles’s tattered, glorious Othello returns.
Could the surrealist have made a blockbuster?
Find out where to make th emost of the spookiest time of the year
Ersatz space doc Europa Report only looks realistic.
Sometime between this day and January 15 in 1947, a young woman named Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Hollywood. She was nicknamed The Black Dahlia in the papers, who portrayed the 23-year-old aspiring actress as a midnight-party prowler who brought about her own demise through her wanton w ... More >>
Sci-fi fans across the world were saddened when prolific author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday, Wired magazine reported. The typewriter-loving Bradbury was 91 and lived in Los Angeles. Bradbury was best known for writing that set the standard for post-WWII science fiction such as Fahrenheit 451, The Mar ... More >>
By Italian or French standards, Americans still have a lot to learn about wine. But my oh my, how far we've come in the past 30 years. It's hard to fathom how little we must have known about the fruits of the vine if the following ten shockingly terrible ads for abysmally awful wines are any indicat ... More >>
Remember: BestFest is this weekend, so don't fritter it away! Get it, those are corn fritters! Shut up.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've been watching My Drunk Kitchen so much that our cooking skills have depleted drastically, while our drinking skills h ... More >>
One of the great things about World War II airplanes, beyond their role in bringing down two savage dictatorships, was the nose art. Officers were given pretty much carte blanche on what they could paint on the side of their aircraft, and many used women, scantily clad to one 1940's degree or anoth ... More >>
When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>
2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>
Richard Linklater's Orson Welles puts on quite a show.
Photo by Sandra KoopThe 2009 Cinema Arts Festival Houston is rolling out the red carpet as we speak, for today's opening night screenings.Over at the Angelika Film Center, the highly anticipated Precious starts at 7 p.m., while over at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the festival's opening nigh ... More >>
Ray Harryhausen's special-effects groundbreaker had a little T&A mixed in between the fight scenes
Cinco de Mayo is a day for Americans of Mexican descent to commemorate their rich history and heritage while at the same time trying to ignore the legions of mouth-breathing Chron commenters clamoring for their deportation. And if being blamed for the H1N1 (don't call it swine) flu outbreak wasn't ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day is more than just an opportunity for amateur drunks to get in fights after drinking since noon, it's also when all of us claim (usually bogus) Irish heritage. I can personally trace my Irish ancestry back to the 17th century. Of course, they were Ulster Huguenots and probably not v ... More >>
Charlie Chaplin's post-WWII film is a comedy of murders
An epic gusher strikes oil, and then some
Theater LaB Houston production gets tripped up by awkward writing
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna
The Mexican replies
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Forgotten theatrical deities play on in the compelling Orson's Shadow
Orson's Shadow gets inside the actors
Thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to be on Al Kooper's holiday list to hear some of the funniest tapes in history
Local band suffers identity crisis
Stomp Around to five gallery openings in one night
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
Peter Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst
The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers
Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock only feels like it's re-creating the '30s a day at a time
The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing
The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses
December 17 - 23, 1998
The cocktail party never ends in le cinema du Henry Jaglom
In a new book, film critic David Thomson shows himself at his best -- and worst
Can Oliver Stone leave his obsessions behind?
Adolescent girls, murder, a kingdom of dreams: these are the ties that bind
A finished documentary about an incomplete Orson Welles masterwork