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Mondo Cinema

Best double features of the year — plus worst movie and guiltiest pleasure

By Joe Leydon

To begin, as I do every year, with my standard disclaimer: This may be my list of the Top 10 Movies of 2013 – but it’s not necessarily a rundown of the year’s 10 Best Movies. Beca ...


Paul Walker's Best Performance

Before tragic death, Paul Walker showcased talents in New Orleans movie

By Joe Leydon

Chalk it up as a tragic irony of an untimely demise: At the time he was killed Saturday in a Los Angeles auto mishap at the ridiculously young age of 40, Paul Walker was less than two weeks away fr ...


Mondo Cinema

Wasting Oprah and big stars galore: The Butler disappoints, fails to live up to the weight of its story

By Joe Leydon

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (at Sundance Cinemas and other theaters) is just good enough to make you wish it were much better. The film — originally known simply as The Butler before a ...


Mondo Cinema

Django Unchained, Argo and Bernie lead parade of 2012's most memorable movies

By Joe Leydon

To begin, as I do every year, with my standard disclaimer: This may be my list of the Top 10 Movies of 2012 – but it’s not necessary a rundown of the year’s 10 Best Movies. B ...


Mondo Cinema

Under the radar movies: Algiers masterpiece, skateboarding genius & Bollywood con man

By Joe Leydon

When Gillo Pontecorvo passed away in 2006 at age 86, many of the obituaries duly observed that because of his relatively meager oeuvre — he made only a handful of features during a& ...


Mondo Cinema

Butter, Oranges and How to Survive A Plague are among indie movie offerings

By Joe Leydon

Two offbeat indies that have been popping up hither and yon on the international festival circuit throughout the past year are finally kicking off commercial releases this weekend – and both ...


Mondo Cinema

Flying pig, Obama critics & Bollywood thriller loom large in weekend movie lineup

By Joe Leydon

Editor's Note: Each week Joe Leydon explores quirky and interesting movies outside of the mainstream multiplex in a column called "Mondo Cinema." This is his debut column. You&rsq ...


More than superheroes

Cinema selections: Best places to view an art house, independent or Bollywood movie in Houston

By Clifford Pugh

Newcomers to Houston sometimes think that only big-budget blockbusters can be found in local movie houses. But dig beyond the traditional cineplex and you'll find an abundance of independent an ...


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