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Raisin’ Hell: New film fondly remembers gunslinger journalist Molly Ivins

By Glenn Heath Jr. The only thing Molly Ivins enjoyed more than drinking beer was calling out hypocritical politicians. The Dallas Times Herald journalist and lifelong Texan wrote a notoriously pithy weekly column that would...

A Sublime Meditation on Reconciliation: Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain & Glory’ has beautiful moments

By Glenn Heath Jr. Surveying the contradictions and gaps inherent to memory has been one of Pedro Almodóvar’s hallmark interests over the course of his four-decade filmmaking career. These narratives have been routed through genres...

Pulling No Punches: ‘First Love’ comes to Tempe

By Glenn Heath Jr. Looking for mercy in a Takashi Miike film? Good luck finding it in any other place besides the sharp side of a katana sword. The prolific Japanese genre auteur known for...

Zellweger does Garland proud: Actress stars in Rupert Goold’s sturdy biopic

By Glenn Heath Jr. Much has been made of Renee Zellweger’s recent semi-retirement from acting. Most of the problematic scuttlebutt revolved around perceived changes to her physical appearance, the kind of rumors that once sold...

Blurred Lines: ‘Villains’ packs entertainment punch

By Joseph J. Airdo Late, famed film critic Roger Ebert once said each film is only as good as its villain. “Since the heroes and the gimmicks tend to repeat from film to film, only...

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