Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle

Cary Darling

Houston Chronicle

Dallas, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Cary:

Late-Night Houston: Places to go, things to do while most of the city sleeps

Looking for things to do long after many sensible Houstonians have gone to bed? Here are some late-night options. → Read More

‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ smartly blends the gritty and the surreal

Issa Lopez’s film is a horror story made for these times. → Read More

New Films: 'Angel Has Fallen,' 'Luce'

Check out what's playing in Houston's movie theaters this week. → Read More

New Films: 'Good Boys,' 'Blinded by the Light'

“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” Every summer there’s a shark movie, and this year’s version is a sequel to the 2017 film “47 Meters Down.” This time around, four teen girls decide to explore a warren of submerged caves. And you know what’s also in the caves? Sharks. Nia Long, Sistine Rose Stallone, Corinne Foxx and John Corbett star. Rated PG-13. Playing throughout Houston. “Blinded by the Light”… → Read More

What happens when an atheist becomes an exorcist?

Director Kim Joo-hwan delivers a welcome twist on the exorcism movie → Read More

'Blinded by the Light': Good times in the 'Badlands'

Gurinder Chadha’s charming take on Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir about being a Pakistani fan of Springsteen in ‘80s England is joyful, late-summer escapism. → Read More

Want to be the first to see the Molly Ivins documentary?

The film is being released across the Lone Star State well before it screens in the rest of the country → Read More

'Them That Follow' is a love story with bite

Film set among snake handlers in rural Appalachia is a love story with bite. → Read More

Is Black Pumas the next great Texas band?

The group, fronted by singer Eric Burton and guitarist Adrian Quesada, has generated loud buzz with a new album on Dave Matthews’ label and booming live shows. → Read More

New Films: 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,' 'Sword of Trust'

“A Score to Settle” If it’s Tuesday, it’s time for another Nicolas Cage movie. This time he’s an ex-con, who did hard time for a murder he didn’t commit, bent on revenge. But he has second thoughts after reuniting with his son. Unrated. Playing at AMC Yorktown 15; video-on-demand. “Airplane Mode” Chloe Bridges and Mikaela Hoover star in this comedy about a flight to Australia that goes haywire… → Read More

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ is just fast, furious — and funny — enough

The spinoff of the “Fast & Furious” franchise rips a page from the “Deadpool” handbook → Read More

Review: 'Once Upon a Hollywood' isn't Tarantino at his best but it's boss anyway

The film though is certainly a step up from “Django Unchained” and “The Hateful Eight.” → Read More

'The Art of Self-Defense' is a disturbing kick in the teeth

Deeply black comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg as an assaulted man who wants to learn to fight back subverts its predictable premise to come up with something surprising. → Read More

Houston director lands movie in Austin film fest

Derrick Fury’s “Lion Killer” screens at Austin’s Revolution Film Festival in September → Read More

Punchy 'Desolate' a portrait of men behaving badly

This little low-budget thriller, is set in a parallel America/near-future where drought has reduced much of the world to a level of subsistence that falls somewhere between “Mad Max” and meth lab. → Read More

Spider-Man spins a web of fun in 'Far From Home'

Review of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the latest installment in the Marvel universe. It’s lightweight fun that comes as a relief after the heavy atmospherics of the past two Avengers epics. → Read More

‘Buddy,’ a moving tribute to dogs, opens at MFAH Friday

German documentary follows the unique relationship between six owners and their working dogs. → Read More

'The Fall of the American Empire' falls

The latest film from French-Canadian director Denys Arcand has intriguing ideas that are ruined by a heavy hand. → Read More

Samuel L. Jackson shines in comedic 'Shaft' sequel

While the script may be predictable, Jackson lifts it above the ordinary with his attitude and stare that can melt kryptonite. → Read More

'Last Black Man' star Jimmie Fails has first brush with fame

The actor/writer has attracted attention with his debut role in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco,’ the lauded indie film about a man waging his personal one-man war against gentrification in the Bay Area. → Read More