The Picture Show


WTF Friday: Primaries and Other Scams

by | Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 13:11 CST

The Hammer Show

When word came down last month that former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy to violate Texas elec...Read More

Revenge of the B-Movie

Last month, the Texas Film Commission informed Texas director Robert Rodriguez that his blood-soaked comedy Machete would not be receiving state incentive funds...Read More

Apocalyptic Vision

True Grit, the new Western from the Coen Brothers, opens with a quote from the Book of Proverbs: “The wicked flee when none pursueth.” And while there is pl...Read More

Free Your Mind

Last summer a record label, Recession Recordings, was born that spit in the face of everything a record label does. Not only did it not provide physical copies ...Read More

The Octopus Show

In the world of popular music, there may be no harder tightrope to walk than the one between experimentalism and mass appeal. The two so rarely work together th...Read More

Fist Jazz

Novelist Joyce Carol Oates wrote that boxing is “the drama of life in the flesh.” Ernest Hemingway famously said, “My writing is nothing. My boxing is eve...Read More

Making of a Myth

While first-time director John Wayne was shooting The Alamo in 1959, he received an uninvited guest on his set near Brackettville, Texas. It was his old friend ...Read More

Hidden Vision

Place a copy of the new Criterion Collection edition of The Thin Red Line in your DVD player and a curious message will appear on your television screen: “Dir...Read More

UGK 4 Life

In 1992, Houston rap duo UGK released their major-label debut, Too Hard to Swallow, and became the flag bearers for a new underground hip-hop movement. The grou...Read More