“Thor: Ragnarok” Puts the Hammer Down

by Hunter Lanier on November 2, 2017

'Thor: Ragnarok' opens nationwide November 3, 2017 • Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston • TLM Rating 3/4 Gone is the Thor of yore. The god of thunder is no longer the stoic, hopelessly noble Avenger,...

‘Tragedy Girls’ | Perfect for Halloween

by Rita Cook on October 27, 2017

Tragedy Girls opens October 27, 2017 • Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Durand • Rated R "Tragedy Girls" is proof teenagers have too much time on their hands. Perfect for Halloween movie night, this...

‘Suburbicon’ | There Goes the Neighborhood

by Hunter Lanier on October 27, 2017

Suburbicon opens nationwide October 27, 2017 • Dir. George Clooney • Matt Damon, Julianne Moore • TLM Rating 2/4 There's a deep-seated satisfaction from seeing something unravel, especially when it has made claims of perfection. In this spirit,...

Scares, Frights & Other Bewitching Happenings | Celebrating Halloween + Day of the Dead

by Julie Tereshchuk on October 26, 2017

It’s a boo-tiful time of year with Halloween and Day of the Dead making for what many in Texas regard as an unofficial two-or-more-day holiday. Spooky but true, we’ve rounded up a fang-tastic collection of...

And the Winner is … American Gateways! Nonprofit support group offers a night honoring the real stars.

by Nancy Miller Barton on October 18, 2017

It was the hug that came at the end of an award acceptance speech that may have said more about the event itself than any of the speeches combined. Juan Belman, a young man in...

It’s Not Enough to be “Lucky”

by Hunter Lanier on October 16, 2017

Starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston • TLM Rating 2/4 "Lucky" serves up a slice of life. It's the final slice with the fly on it that everyone tries to avoid but—in this metaphor, at least—cannot. The...

Blade Runner 2049 Gives New Life to Old Ideas

by Hunter Lanier on October 5, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 opens nationwide October 6, 2017 • Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas • TLM Rating 3.5/4 "Blade Runner 2049" doesn't try to up the original in any way; the words, "bigger" and "better," which are so...

‘mother!’ Knows Best

by Hunter Lanier on September 17, 2017

TLM Rating: 4/4 After a series of seemingly nonsensical images, "mother!" drops us into an empty cavity of a house, nonetheless inhabited by a married couple—though they behave more like married individuals. Of the two,...