Salty Winters

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Salty Winters once said, "Everything I learned I learned from the movies." He was quoting Audrey Hepburn.

Holmes and Watson at the Alley Theatre

A new Alley Theatre production is always cause for excitement. The intimate venue in downtown Houston is one of the many cultural gems that makes me proud to live in this city. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, prices are reasonable, the crowd is sophisticated but not stuffy, parking’s convenient, and most importantly, […]Read More

Fantasia and the Houston Symphony Orchestra at Jones Hall

Hellooo Houston! This weekend, the Houston Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Mickey Mouse) at Jones Hall for the ultimate pairing of live music and the moving image. The orchestra, led by conductor Steven Reineke, will play selections from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 while the movies play on the big screen. With performances […]Read More

Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2017

Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2017 took place from November 9th – 13th at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Rice Media Center, Diverseworks, and a few other locations in close proximity to downtown H-Town. HCAF continues to be my favorite film festival in Houston thanks to a tradition of excellent programming by Artistic Director, Richard […]Read More

Artists Pick Their Favorite Posters from MondoCon 2017

Mondokhaaan!!! Last weekend (November 4th and 5th), freaks and geeks (artists and collectors) flocked to Austin, TX for MondoCon 2017, the preeminent shindig for limited edition screen printed movie posters. It was a flash of a weekend that consisted of panels, screenings, fun times with familiar faces, food, lines, and more art than you can […]Read More

Salty Winters’ Favorite Posters from MondoCon 2017

MondoCon 2017 featured a diverse array of beautiful limited edition screen printed posters by talented artists from all around the world. I could’ve easily picked up a few things at each booth had I not long ago mastered the art of self control and developed extremely discerning taste (two traits one must have to survive […]Read More

Psycho Posters: 8 Takes On A Classic

(Hitchcock voice) Good evening, how kind of you to join me. Today is a great day for Hitchcock fans in Houston, especially those who are psycho for Psycho. The 1960 film is playing tonight at Jones Hall with a live score performed by the Houston Symphony Orchestra. I’m super excited to hear Bernard Herrmann’s iconic score […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 78/52

As a longtime fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, one of my most anticipated screenings at Fantastic Fest 2017 was Alexandre O. Philippe’s new documentary, 78/52. The 91 minute doc is an all-encompassing look at the revolutionary shower scene in the Master of Suspense’s 1960 film, Psycho. The title refers to the number of camera setups […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2017 Recap

Hello movie fiends and film freaks! Fantastic Fest 2017 recently took place in Austin, TX and once again, the 8 day film festival was stuffed to the gills with a smorgasbord of international cinematic offerings to devour. Like previous years I went all out, forgoing rest to pack in as many screenings and events as […]Read More

João Ruas on Ran, Kurosawa, and his new posters from

Flashback to November 2016: If you ask a dozen cinephiles to name Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, you’ll probably end up with a handful of different answers. Seven Samurai is a popular choice. Ikiru and Rashomon will most likely get votes. High and Low, Throne of Blood, Dersu Uzala, Yojimbo, and Kagemusha might be mentioned. All of […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani is a likable fella. He’s down-to-earth, quick-witted, and quite funny. I had the pleasure of watching him introduce the boisterous 1993 Indian film, Khal Nayak, at Fantastic Fest last year and his intro was easily the best of the fest (out of 30+ intros). His brand of humor is genuine and accessible, filled […]Read More

Freaky Friday at the Alley Theatre

TGIFF! What’s the extra F for? Freaky! Disney’s Freaky Friday, the new musical based on Mary Rodgers’ charming 1972 children’s novel and the two movies it inspired, is now playing at the Alley Theatre in downtown Houston (through July 2nd). I recently had a chance to check it out and I left the theater with […]Read More

Houston Movie Menu: Sunday, June 4th

Houston, we have a problem. Difficult decisions lie ahead. Of course, I’m talking about the smorgasbord of screenings and killer movie events that film fans in H-Town must choose from today (Sunday, June 4th). There’s so much going on, and unfortunately, one can’t do it all. Check out the menu: TCM Big Screen Classics presents […]Read More

Never Grow Up: A Salty Winters Recap

On Friday, April 28th, Mondo and Cyclops Print Works teamed up to present Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX. You may have read my preview which included a recap of the first Mondo/Disney art show, 2014’s Nothing’s Impossible. I’m happy to report that Never Grow Up lived […]Read More

Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show

On March 7, 2014, the House of Mouse teamed up with the undisputed leader of limited edition screenprinted movie posters for one of the best shows in the history of the hobby. The Oh My Disney/Mondo collaboration, Nothing’s Impossible, took place in Austin, TX during SXSW and drew crowds of enthusiastic fans and collectors, many […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell

In 1995, the Japanese animated film, Ghost in the Shell, based on the popular manga of the same name, became a huge success and was heralded alongside Akira (1988) as one of the greatest anime films of all-time. It felt new and original, with heady themes to match the cutting-edge animation. It inspired many filmmakers […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: T2 Trainspotting

21 years ago, Danny Boyle’s second feature film, Trainspotting, became an instant cult classic. The British movie featuring a group of heroine addicts in Edinburgh (Scotland) brought Boyle international acclaim and proved that his first film, Shallow Grave, wasn’t a fluke. It had a breakthrough role for Ewan McGregor who would go on to play […]Read More

Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick a.k.a. The Boogeyman a.k.a. Mr. Headshot is back and fans have reason to get excited. Writer Derek Kolstad, director Chad Stahelski, and of course, the man himself (Keanu Reeves) have returned with a sequel worthy of its predecessor. John Wick: Chapter 2 is stylish, unpredictable, and loads of fun. It furthers the story […]Read More

Top 50 Films of 2016

Howdy, film fans! 2016 came and went and somewhere in there I watched 900 movies. More than 250 of them were first time viewings of new releases, and while the year got off to a slow start, it came through in the clutch with a bevy of cinematic gems to behold. Since Top 10 lists […]Read More