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DIFF: Final Weekend Kicks Off With Honors, Movies, and Parties

Don’t be sad. Even though today marks the final three days of the Dallas International Film Festival, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy an intense movie experience. So much to see and do in Dallas this weekend, and it all gets started tonight. DFS Honors This year’s awards ceremony honors not only the finest [...]

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Interview: ‘The First Hope’ Director Jeremy David White Talks Sweet Incest and George Lucas

Jeremy David White’s short THE FIRST HOPE has been one of the most-talked about films of the Dallas International Film Festival. What starts with a young boy sitting in a plastic bin watching his trusty VHS copy of STAR WARS quickly evolves into a fantasy between the boy and his older sister. The film plays [...]

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DIFF: Dallas International Film Festival Announces First 10 Films

Mark your calendars now for April 4th. That’s the official kick off for the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF). The long-standing film festival just announced the first ten titles premiering during the week-plus extravaganza. I’m personally really excited to see PIT STOP, by local Dallas director Yen Tan, which has been picking up steam [...]

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DIFF 2011: Wonderful BOY WONDER

This DALLAS International Film Festival review originally published on Gordon and the Whale Rating: 4/5 Superhero films are a dime a dozen this year. We have our popcorn fare with THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, the self-reflexive vigilante in SUPER, and the lady killers in SUCKER PUNCH, just to name a few. When considering [...]

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DIFF 2011: WUSS is More Than a Sadsack Anthem

This DALLAS International Film Festival review originally published on Gordon and the Whale Rating: 3/5 I’ll be honest, sad sack main characters tend to rub me the wrong way. I get easily frustrated with their lack of decision-making abilities, self-victimization, and general lameness. It’s hard to relate to, or more importantly like, these characters when [...]

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DIFF 2011 Video Interview: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD writer/director Morgan Spurlock

This DALLAS International Film Festival interview originally published on Gordon and the Whale Morgan Spurlock is, and I mean this admirably, a skilled and clever documentarian peddling in popcorn films. He makes independent, social commentary films not only accessible, but fun and thought-provoking no matter his audience. His newest work THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD [...]

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DALLASIFF 2011– Opening Night Gala

First night of DALLAS International Film Festival 2011 was Thursday. The kids over at Red Carpet Crash let me hit up the Opening Night Gala. Read about my adventure!

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Dallas International Film Festival 2011

My love-love relationship with Dallas and our local film festival begins again tonight. The 5th Annual Dallas International Film Festival Opening Night Screening and Gala set off the whole shebang this evening, and I’ll be there watching the screening of BEING ELMO (one of the movies I missed at SXSW), partying and reporting on the [...]

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