In its very brief nine-minute running time, Black Metal -- filmed in Austin -- manages to lay bare some harsh truths and expose bundles of raw nerves. Without revealing too much, the film centers on a fictitious Texas black metal band, Crown of Horns, played on film and tracked by real life Texas bl ... More >>
Rap wasn't always like Lil Jon's yelling his famous "What!?" and "Okay!", or repeating your name over and over throughout the song like Houston's own Lil Flip.
Nowadays most see rap as lyrics telling a woman how to position herself or look for a man, rhymes about money and talk of toking up. But th ... More >>
When you think of the big, international film festivals, Sundance is definitely one of the first that comes to mind. Held annually in Park City, Utah, the festival showcases new work from American and international independent filmmakers. Movie lovers flock to the city to catch the next Academy Awar ... 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 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week in Park City, Utah. The venerable fest enters its 33rd year with many once again questioning the organizers' commitment to independent film. Recent incarnations have debuted underground fare from art houses like Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures ... More >>
A young girl's strange, erotic journey from Milan to MinskIf there's one thing everyone knows about strippers, it's that they have the ability to change people's lives. And that magic is the basis for the indie film Meyerland, whose creators have been scouring Houston to find a young actress to p ... More >>
Bad news for former Houston Press reporter Steve McVicker, whose articles for us were turned into a book which turned into a Jim Carrey/Ewan MacGregor movie: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that release of I Love You, Phillip Morris has been delayed indefinitely. Consolidated Pictures Group, t ... More >>
The 43rd annual WorldFest kicks off this Friday. The "fiercely independent"
film festival is one of the oldest international fests in the country, and
the oldest independent festival in the world. Many directors you may have
heard of received their first awards here, including Steven Spielberg, Joh ... More >>
Former Houston Press reporter Steve McVicker is reporting from the Sundance Film Festival:Well,
Sunday's screening of "our" film, I Love You Phillip Morris,
came and went last night, with still no official word of having been
snapped up by any major distribution company for mucho dollars. However ... More >>
Former Houston Press reporter Steve McVicker is reporting from the Sundance Film Festival: Despite the economy being in the crapper, and competition for A-list stars from the Obama inauguration, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, with its film lovers, business types, and members of the press, has ... More >>