Recapping the best of the fest.
For once, Redford is just a guy trying not to die.
Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>
In a speech at last night's private grand opening party for downtown's new Sundance Cinemas, Mayor Annise Parker expressed sentiments echoed by many Houstonians, saying, "When the [Angelika Theater] closed its doors, it was like a light went off downtown." The Mayor felt the Angelika's sudden and ... More >>
The first?Time marches on. There comes a point in all of our lives when the inevitability of our eventual demise goes from esoteric concept to concrete fact. There's no set schedule for when awareness will strike; maybe it's the first time your back gives out, or when you find yourself squint ... More >>
"Green up those schools, dammit!"Spurred on by Robert Redford, Mayor Annise Parker and HISD superintendent Terry Grier announced today a joint effort to get Houston and its schools greener and more environmentally friendly. The two officials attended a summit last month at Redford's Utah hea ... More >>
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Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>
Opening Day is finally here, and we can once again try to resolve our love/hate relationship with the Houston Astros.As of this writing, they are undefeated, so -- so far, so good.Baseball, for all its problems, has long had an unbreakable hold on Americans. So have movies. So here are five great ba ... More >>
Texas Rep's Barefoot in the Park feels dated.
[Ed. Note: For the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be looking back at the many, many, many shows we reviewed this year. Trust us, we've long since lost count. We'll start with this past January, as ever a slow month on the live-music front, but things picked up soon enough... trust us. Enjoy.] Chris ... More >>
It was 91 years ago that Sgt. Alvin York, a corporal in the U.S. 328th Infantry Regiment, single-handedly killed 28 German soldiers during a battle in France, forcing the surrender of 132 more. His actions earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor and rendered all subsequent cinematic displays of ... More >>
Honeysuckle Rose This weekend at the Woodlands comes one of the most prolific trios of artists to ever appear on the same bill. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp converge on the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for what looks to be one of those landmark shows people brag about catching, k ... More >>
Bail Out This Movie
This new HMNS film is IMAX-imum fun
Man vs. nature deep in the heart of Texas
An actor/activist discusses the dangers of coal and the importance of unity
The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Our critics weigh in on local theater
If Barbra's Wedding were a sitcom, it just might work
Once in a Lifetime remembers when soccer players lived like rock stars
Redford grows old gracefully in An Unfinished Life
...to the ball game. Lauding baseball-in-rock's finest moments.
Redford and Lurie wave the flag but fail to earn their stripes.
Redford's Bagger Vance substitutes pretty for powerful
They shoot bad films, don't they?
Redford's Quiz Show asks: how far will a man go to win?
Leni Riefenstahl looks at her past, but fails to confront it