Apr. 06, 2017 at 12:00am | By Michael O’Sullivan |Permalink
At 6-foot-2, the Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe looks acutely out of place in many of the settings in “After the Storm,” the solid yet subtly sphinxlike new drama from filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (”Like Father, Like Son”).
Apr. 05, 2017 at 12:00am | By G. Allen Johnson |Permalink
What starts out as a “Freaky Friday”-type body exchange becomes a rumination on time travel, cataclysmic fate, rural-urban dynamics and, of course, a love story in novelist-turned-anime director Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name.”
Apr. 06, 2017 at 12:00am | By Mick LaSalle |Permalink
From a distance, “Gifted” might not seem like much. It’s a combination of two kinds of movies —– or rather two kinds of movie cliches — a custody-battle story and a story about a math genius. In this case, the genius is a gifted natural, kind of like Matt...
Apr. 06, 2017 at 12:00am | By Walter Addiego |Permalink
There’s an outstanding movie to be made about Gertrude Bell, the intensely independent British noblewoman who, in the first decades of the 20th century, traveled throughout the Arab world and contributed to the formation of the modern Middle East.
Apr. 04, 2017 at 1:37pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Casting directors for a tribally produced feature film on the life of Chickasaw cattle rancher Montford T. Johnson will be holding an open casting call for Native American actors in the DFW area from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
Mar. 29, 2017 at 6:32pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Tuesday, April 4, might seem like just another weekday this year, but fans of George Orwell’s speculative-fiction classic “1984” know better. That was the first day in the diary being kept by Winston Smith, the protagonist in Orwell’s 1949 novel about a dystopian, dict...
Mar. 30, 2017 at 12:00am | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Well Go USA
“The Prison” is a ferociously effective genre film from Korea that feels like the kind of movie Hollywood will remake in its own image. But adding star power and the English language won’t necessarily improve things, as “The Prison” is brutally entertaining just...