Orson Welles

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2014
  • Film

    April 24, 2014

    Patchwork Genius

    Orson Welles’s tattered, glorious Othello returns.

  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    The Dune That Died

    Could the surrealist have made a blockbuster?

  • Culture

    October 24, 2013

    Houston Haunts: The 2013 Houston Halloween Guide

    Find out where to make th emost of the spookiest time of the year

  • Film

    August 1, 2013

    Europa Report: A Found-Footage Failure of Form

    Ersatz space doc Europa Report only looks realistic.

  • Film

    February 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Black Dahlia: 5 Songs for a Famous Murder Victim

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    RIP Ray Bradbury: 5 Musicians Who Love the Sci-Fi Author

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    10 Hilarious Old Commercials for Terrible Wines, Mostly Aimed at Men Wanting Sex with Drunk Women

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    11 Sultry, Sexy Cowgirls on World War II Planes (NSFW)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​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 >>

  • Culture

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Previewing the Year Ahead In Local Releases

    ​ 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 >>

  • Film

    December 10, 2009

    Standing O

    Richard Linklater's Orson Welles puts on quite a show.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Bring It On: The 2009 Cinema Arts Festival Houston Starts Tonight

    Photo by Sandra Koop​The 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Jason and the Argonauts

    Ray Harryhausen's special-effects groundbreaker had a little T&A mixed in between the fight scenes

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    For Cinco de Mayo: Five Non-Mexican Mexicans In The Movies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    For St. Patrick's Day: The Five Least Convincing Irishmen In Movies

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Monsieur Verdoux

    Charlie Chaplin's post-WWII film is a comedy of murders

  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    There Will Be Blood

    An epic gusher strikes oil, and then some

  • Culture

    November 15, 2007


    Theater LaB Houston production gets tripped up by awkward writing

  • Home Entertainment

    July 12, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    May 24, 2007
  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Nostalgia Trip

    Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    The Black Dahlia

    True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness

  • Film

    August 17, 2006

    The Illusionist

    Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna

  • Culture

    August 10, 2006
  • Culture

    April 20, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 13, 2006

    Soaring Egos

    Forgotten theatrical deities play on in the compelling Orson's Shadow

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2006

    All's Welles

    Orson's Shadow gets inside the actors

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Kapusta Kristmas

    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

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Will the Real Blue October Please Stand Up?

    Local band suffers identity crisis

  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005
  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Artsy Ambling

    Stomp Around to five gallery openings in one night

  • Culture

    April 25, 2002

    Lazarus, Reborn

    Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.

  • Film

    April 25, 2002

    Cat Fight

    Peter Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Tom Russell

    Borderland (Hightone)

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Kane Mutiny

    The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers

  • Film

    January 20, 2000

    Ambition Overload

    Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock only feels like it's re-creating the '30s a day at a time

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Who R. You?

    The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Year of Yearning

    The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses

  • Calendar

    December 17, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 17 - 23, 1998

  • Film

    May 7, 1998

    Deja Vu All Over Again

    The cocktail party never ends in le cinema du Henry Jaglom

  • Film

    October 2, 1997

    Pulp Without Politics

    Can Oliver Stone leave his obsessions behind?

  • Film

    December 1, 1994

    Friends and Fantasy

    Adolescent girls, murder, a kingdom of dreams: these are the ties that bind

  • Film

    October 13, 1994
  • Film

    February 10, 1994

    It's All Great

    A finished documentary about an incomplete Orson Welles masterwork

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