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You know the drill, put everything to the side for the next five days and prepare to max out on films. The Cinema Arts Festival Houston unwinds November 9-13 in a multitude of settings.
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Justin Townes Earle - December 2nd
November 29, 2010 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Justin Townes Earle – December 2nd

By Dusti Dawn Rhodes
Justin Townes Earle has moved from the front porch to the honky tonk. In his latest effort, June’s Harlem River Blues, the country/blues man traded his folky fiddles and banjos for swinging …

DVD: Walt & El Grupo
November 29, 2010 – 7:12 pm | No Comment
DVD: Walt & El Grupo

There are many urban myths about Walt Disney. Some of them are addressed directly in the documentary Walt & El Grupo. As much as I enjoyed this look at the nascent Disney company in the …

Sitting down (over a long distance) with the Posies
November 24, 2010 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
Sitting down (over a long distance) with the Posies

By Jack Daniel Betz
Veteran rock act the Posies are back on the scene with their first album in five years “Blood/Candy” and will be gracing Houston with their presence at Ground Hall on Nov. 27th. …

Soul Kitchen
November 24, 2010 – 4:53 pm | No Comment
Soul Kitchen

Let me sleep all night in your Soul Kitchen the Doors sung back in the days of vinyl. A new film from German director Fatih Akin, Soul Kitchen updates that mood for today’s Hamburg and …

The Wall tears up Toyota Center
November 24, 2010 – 10:35 am | No Comment
The Wall tears up Toyota Center

By Jack Daniel Betz
Last weekend, Roger Waters performed the whole Wall at the Toyota Center here in Houston and it was fantastic. The only thing that would have made it better is if Rick Right …

A New Book Gets Its Wings
November 23, 2010 – 9:20 pm | No Comment
A New Book Gets Its Wings

by Andrea Afra
I met George Molho six years ago through his cousin Dora who owns Byzantio, the Greek cafe on West Gray. She had laid a book face down on the counter while she …

Interview: Bianca Montalvo of La Catrin
November 22, 2010 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Interview: Bianca Montalvo of La Catrin

By Omar Afra
Bianca Montalvo is fickle in the best kind of way.  One moment she is this quasi-violent front woman and the next moment she shifts gears into bubbly songstress. Her new album Humans are …

The Next Three Days
November 21, 2010 – 12:54 am | No Comment
The Next Three Days

If this were the 1950s The Next Three Days would be a fast paced film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis or Fritz Lang. As it is, it’s 2010 and The Next Three Days remains …

127 Hours
November 18, 2010 – 2:04 pm | No Comment
127 Hours

A long time ago I had the occasion to see a medical film. Medical films are a strange kind of voyeurism. This particular film was an operation on a baby that had been born imperfect.
I …