Five Minutes With Alex Frnka, Lifetime Movies TV Star and Houston Native

by Bob Valleau on December 10, 2020

Actress Alex Frnka has a unicorn of a story to tell about her first professional break. Based in California since college, Frnka has appeared in over 20 Lifetime Movies and numerous TV series (Castle, Bones,...

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Five Minutes With Houston Lawyer and Film Producer Derek Potts

by Bob Valleau on August 19, 2020

Derek Potts has always been a film fan. Today, Potts combines his career as a successful litigator--he founded his now national law firm in 2001 out of two rooms as a solo practitioner—with that of...

Five Minutes With Houstonian Alexis Arnold, Child Actress

by Bob Valleau on February 26, 2020

Houstonian Alexis Arnold has booked her first feature film of 2020 with Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and Robert LaSardo (The Mule).  In 2019, Arnold received the Houston Broadcast...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” | A Royal Treat

by Rita Cook, President North Texas Film Critics’ Awards on November 6, 2018

Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers I’ve loved Queen and Freddie Mercury for as long as I can remember. And I wondered how such...

The Other Austin Film Festival: Building Community Through Film

by Nancy Miller Barton on May 3, 2018

A curious girl undone by a simple straw, a maid with chess chops, a 93-year-old sex columnist who’s direct, funny and uncannily insightful. Just a few of the characters moviegoers met at this year’s Indie...

The Answer Isn’t Blowing in “Wind River”

by Hunter Lanier on August 16, 2017

"Wind River" is the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan, the writer behind "Sicario" and "Hell or High Water," two films I find nearly perfect. For a first go in the captain's seat, perhaps it was wise...

The Makings of a “Lady Macbeth”

by Hunter Lanier on July 31, 2017

"Lady Macbeth" doesn't take place in Scotland, but an un-romanticized Victorian England, in which charming orphans and blushing debutantes are nowhere to be found. Nor does it star a ruthless, calculating Queen, but the young Katherine (Florence...

Just Like A ‘Wonder Woman’

by Hunter Lanier on June 14, 2017

In her fantastic 2003 film, "Monster," Patty Jenkins undertook the herculean—or should I say Amazonian—task of humanizing a serial killer, and somehow pulled it off. Her task with "Wonder Woman" is just as complicated, maybe...