Filmmaker Xavier Legrand builds upon solid groundwork with ‘CUSTODY’

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There are very few short films that stick with audiences years later. To craft a genuinely indelible, thrilling tale in such a short timeframe of less than 30 minutes – one that firmly grabs the attention of its viewer – is a true feat. Writer-director Xavier Legrand’s JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING did just that. Now, Legrand continues the same story set up in that Academy Award®-nominated short film with CUSTODY ...


Movie Review: ‘MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT’ achieves the impossible

July 12th, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 1 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT Rated PG-13, 147 minutes Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise is a rare bird: It’s actually getting better as it gets older. Though the initial installments were commercial successes, they were on shaky ground in terms of ...


Documentary looks back at Texas Theatre on the Criterion Channel

July 8th, 2018 | Film Stories, Movie News | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor Although the world may dream of shiny new futures, images of the past still captivate many of us – images such as a now faded-from-use shop seen in its prime, overgrown amusement parks overrun by laughing and smiling children, and abandoned houses that will never again serve as a home inhabited by a loving family. I often walk the Denton Square in Texas, longing to know what it would be like to watch the history of it ...