‘FREE FIRE’ goes south in the best way – chatting about the loose cannon nature with its talent

Preston Barta // Editor FREE FIRE Rated R, 90 minutes. Director: Ben Wheatley Cast: Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti and Noah Taylor A conversation with filmmaker Ben Wheatley, stars Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley One of the most gratifying and contrasting cinematic detours for audiences is the chamber feature, a film most discernible by its focus on ...


‘MUSTANG ISLAND’ rounds up Texas-sized laughs

April 6th, 2017 | Dallas International Film Festival, Film Festivals | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor Ageless romantic-comedy softens the blow of breakups There are a few universal truths about relationships, and chief among them is that breakups suck. Whether you’re the dumper or the dumped, it can often send your world spinning and make you feel like you’ll never find love again. One particularly effective method for handling such a tragedy is to drown your sorrows in movies about people going through the same thing. Tempting ...


’44 PAGES’ highlights youth in heartfelt fashion

Preston Barta // Editor If you were ever bored in the waiting room at the doctor's office as a kid, you may remember picking up Highlights for Children. It's that colorful children's magazine with all the fun pictures, stories and puzzles inside. Perhaps sections such as "Hidden Pictures," "Ask Arizona" and "Goofus and Gallant" flood in cherished memories from the past. There was something extraordinary about that time in our lives when we'd pick up that ...