Dallas IFF 2012 Review: LET ME OUT

Let Me Out is a film that explores a very primal fear of mine and does so with a fantastically dry sense of humor. The fear is that for all of my passion for film and alleged understanding thereof, if... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Dallas IFF 2012 Review: THE INTOUCHABLES (aka UNTOUCHABLE)

Omar Sy walks with a swagger, even when he's sitting down. His broad, infectious smile reflects not only the character he plays in The Intouchables, but also the film itself. Recently returned home to a small apartment in Paris packed... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Dallas IFF 2012 Review: AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY

Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty teeters precariously on the border between unbearably pretentious and brazenly original. With a film as potentially divisive as this one, I often fall on the side of condemnation, branding pretentious films as full... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Dallas IFF 2012 Review: JUAN OF THE DEAD

Dallas IFF presents Alejandro Brugues' Juan of the Dead as part of their Dark Side of Film series. I reviewed the film at Fantastic Fest, and am revisiting that review on this occasion. It's a winner!There is certainly an argument... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Dallas IFF 2012 Dispatch: THE PACT, ALPS, SAVE THE DATE, Late Night Shorts

Audiences at the Dallas International Film Festival, by and large, do not walk out of movies. Oh, occasionally someone will leave in a pique of disgust or offense or utter confusion -- which may have been why several left during... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Dallas IFF 2012 Short Film Short Review: THE LIFE AND FREAKY TIMES OF UNCLE LUKE

Chris Marker's landmark short film La jetée gained a new wider audience when, in 1995, Terry Gilliam adapted it to feature length with his film 12 Monkeys. A little over ten years later, The Criterion Collection further graced the film... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Dallas IFF Artistic Director James Faust Offers Up 10 Picks For Twitch Readers

The Dallas International Film Festival is mere days away, and I've been slacking in my duty to inform you all of the great films playing here in my city.  Several of the films I've had the opportunity to see either... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
 
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