Tags : Salty Winters

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Gimme Danger

It’s been a few years since the release of Jim Jarmusch’s last film, Only Lovers Left Alive, one of the coolest and most stylish vampire movies ever made. The director — a Warholian enigma of a filmmaker vibrating on a unique frequency — has not one, but two films on the horizon; a narrative feature […]Read More

Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2016

Howdy, film fans! Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2016 kicked off on November 10th and wrapped up on the 17th. For 8 days, in venues such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Sundance Cinemas, Houston’s most diverse film festival treated attendees to a smorgasbord of offerings, including Houston premieres of a handful of awards […]Read More

Kevin Tong on Ran, Kurosawa, and his new posters from

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 these films are masterful […]Read More

History of the Mondo Mystery Movie (MMM)

MondoCon 3 takes place this weekend, Saturday 10/22 and Sunday 10/23 and with it comes the revival of the MMM. Since the last Mondo Mystery Movie was nearly 3 years ago and a lot of new collectors have joined the fray since then, I thought it’d be fun (and possibly educational) to cruise down memory […]Read More

MondoCon 2016

    Hello, ladies and gents! MondoCon 3 is so close it’s practically on top of us. The annual event kicked off in September of 2014 and immediately staked its claim as the preeminent shindig for collectors of limited edition screenprinted movie posters. MC3 takes place this Saturday and Sunday (October 22nd and 23rd) in […]Read More

FF 2016 Fantastic Recap: Part 1

It was one for the ages. We laughed, we cried, and our brains slowly fried as we indulged in a gluttonous week of glorious cinema. Fantastic Fest 2016 came and went (September 22-29) and in a whirlwind 8 days of movies, parties, and events, I managed to see 37 feature-length films, a bunch of shorts, […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. It’s on! Ready or not, Fantastic Fest kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, September 22nd and runs through Thursday, September 29th. Movie freaks and geeks from around the world flock to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX for the most fun, least pretentious film festival in the cosmos. For 8 days, […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2016: 1st Wave Announcement!

Woohoo! Hello friendos, it’s that time of the year again. Fantastic Fest (‘Nerd Christmas’ to us film geeks) runs from September 22nd through the 29th this year, and I am very excited! This will be my third year covering the most fun, least pretentious film festival on this spinning marble of madness, and if it’s […]Read More

Olivia de Havilland at the MFAH

Silver screen legend Olivia de Havilland turns 100 today, and to celebrate, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is screening The Adventures of Robin Hood, the first of a dozen movies personally selected by the actress to play at the museum in July and August. The celebration is fitting of the last surviving female superstar […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Finding Dory

Pixar is back with Finding Dory, the sequel to their wildly successful 2003 hit about a timid, overprotective clownfish who teams up with a forgetful blue tang in order to track down his handicapped son who was captured by scuba divers. Finding Nemo was made for $94 million and it went on to make almost […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Puerto Ricans in Paris

Luis Guzmán is one of the great modern character actors. Over the last 30 years he’s played a menagerie of memorable characters, appearing in multiple films each year, including projects with renowned directors Brian De Palma (Carlito’s Way, Snake Eyes), Sidney Lumet (Family Business, Q&A, Guilty As Sin), Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Yo! Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is now playing in theaters. It features Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, aka The Lonely Island, the creative, good-natured, crazy-silly brainchildren behind SNL Digital Shorts classics such as Dick in a Box, Jizz in My Pants, Lazy Sunday, I’m on a Boat, and I Just Had Sex, […]Read More

Rififi at the MFAH

Film fans in Southeast Texas are in for a treat this weekend. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is playing Rififi every day from Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th. Jules Dassin’s 1955 French film noir is widely regarded as the greatest heist movie of all-time. Even if you haven’t seen it, you’ve definitely seen […]Read More

Quick Review: Tale of Tales

Another week another solid movie hitting theaters that screened at Fantastic Fest last year. I’m a bit surprised this one isn’t getting a bigger release. My quick review from FF: Tale of Tales Director- Matteo Garrone Cast- Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly Tale of Tales is a French-Italian-British, English-language dark fantasy, […]Read More

Quick Review: Belladonna of Sadness

April and May have blessed us with the release of several excellent films from Fantastic Fest 2015, including Too Late, Green Room, The Invitation, and Men and Chicken. I’m very excited to add Belladonna of Sadness to the list. (On Friday the 13th no less — how appropriate!) Check out my quick review from FF: […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Meddler

meddle verb med·dle \ˈme-dəl\: to become involved in the activities and concerns of other people when your involvement is not wanted. Sorry sports fans, The Meddler is not about the Olympics. It’s a personal film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, starring Susan Sarandon in her best role in years. Her character Marnie (based on […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Sing Street

With Once (2006), Begin Again (2013), and now Sing Street (2016), Irish filmmaker John Carney has crafted an impressive trio of modern musicals. His latest takes place in Dublin back in the 1980s, and it’s his most fun, most fantastical, most nostalgia-tinged film to date. When a schoolboy confidently approaches an older girl with whom […]Read More