Tablet Life & Arts

Arts writers’ picks for the week of July 27

The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what’s rocking their world this week.

1 “Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation”: The Lone Star Film Society and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth are hosting a retrospective on Hayao Miyazaki, one of cinema’smost influential animators, starting Aug. 2. The Japanese director retired in 2013 after a 60-year career. His work, with two exceptions, will be presented in the original 35mm at the Modern. For the schedule, visit Tickets: $9, $8 (Modern members), $6 (Lone Star members and Modern Reel People), $5 (children under 12), and free for ArthouseFW passholders.

— Gaile Robinson

2 Herzog: The Collection: German director Werner Herzog has tackled almost every kind of filmmaking imaginable, often taking himself (and viewers) to extraordinary corners of the world in the process. To celebrate such a singular cinematic talent, Shout! Factory has assembled the 13-disc Blu-ray box set Herzog: The Collection, which compiles 16 of the director’s films and documentaries, including classics like Aguirre, The Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo. Limited to just 5,000 copies and available Tuesday, this gorgeously appointed tribute to one of cinema’s most iconoclastic directors is a must for film fans.

— Preston Jones

3 Turner Classic Movies’ “Summer Under the Stars”: The cable network launches its 12th annual fest — featuring 24-hour marathons dedicated to one star each day in August — on Friday with a Jane Fonda day. The fest celebrates well-known actors (Judy Garland, Aug. 4; James Stewart, Aug. 7; Marlon Brando, Aug. 11; and more) but also lesser-known names such as John Hodiak (Aug. 17), Lee Tracy (Aug. 21) and Gladys George (Aug. 25). Bonus: Although it’s not part of the fest, the late James Garner will get his day this Monday, July 28.. Each marathon begins at 5 a.m.; for a complete schedule, visit

— Robert Philpot