Joe Leydon is a regional correspondent and critic for Variety and an instructor at Sam Houston State University, Houston Community College, and the University of Houston. He was film critic for The Houston Post from 1982 to 1995. Since the paper closed, he has reviewed movies for KPRC-TV and the San Francisco Examiner, and written for The New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, MSNBC, and MovieMaker Magazine. In his other life, he is a cowboy, which is why he also is a contributing editor for Cowboys & Indians magazine.
The yearly LGBTQ movie festival returns with an eclectic lineup.
14 Pews will host a free screening of Getting Back to Abnormal on Tuesday night, featuring a Q&A with co-director Paul Stekler
Seattle-based writer David Schmader has made a career out of mocking the infamous 1995 cult classic.
This year's line-up includes a documentary about the Kilgore Rangerettes, a martial arts film and an anti–global warming polemic.
The peculiar electronic instrument enjoys a rare limelight at this year’s Bayou City Music and Film Festival.
The five-day, 50-film festival features celebrity appearances and screenings of major Oscar contenders.
The indie legend has worked on movies like The Ice Storm, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and In the Bedroom.
The Museum of Fine Arts's 13-film festival devoted to the great French new wave director begins with The 400 Blows.
Shot on location in Houston, Austin, and Waller, Stop The Pounding Heart, the final film in Houston-based filmmaker Roberto Minervini's trilogy of quasi-documentaries, examines the conflict between religion and romantic attraction.
New documentary about Roger Ebert prompts local film critic Joe Leydon to reflect on their long friendship.
The long-running LGBT film festival is back with a new slate of films, including a 1980s Pia Zadora howler.
Reconnecting with our Texas roots in Brenham and College Station.
That Other Level
The Geto Boys and Public Enemy together, 25 years ago, and other photos from the archive of former GBs DJ Ready Red.
Local artist captures historic homes before they vanish.
Chacho's has great breakfast tacos—and it's open 24 hours.
Our makeup junkie decides to see for herself.
Catch of the Day
The Wednesday-only tasting menus are as close to Nobu as you'll get in Houston.