Archive for August, 2014

Hot Christian Sex!

Jimmy Fowler
This is an urgent plea to the friends and family of Fellowship Church Pastor Ed Young and his wife Lisa: Please pay more attention to the Youngs. If the Grapevine couple were feeling less ignored, they might not be compelled to...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: In the Land of Blood and Honey (R) Angelina Jolie’s first film as writer-director is this English-language war film about a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic) and a Muslim artist (Zara Marjanovic) whose romance is transf...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 Majid Majidi’s films haven’t received the exposure of some of his fellow Iranian filmmakers, but anyone who’s seen The Color of Paradise can testify to his talent. His 2008 film The Song of Sparrows never playe...


2012 Forecast? Awesome

Hearsay
Last year was a great one for Fort Worth music. All of those amazing albums. All of those amazing tunes. All of those pants-tightening shows. But before you go thinking that last year was some sort of fluke, slow your roll: 201...



Death Lives On

Static
When John Holbrook put together a photo essay of Texas death row inmates for Fort Worth Weekly in 2008, he probably little suspected that its effects would still be rippling outward more than three years later. His eerie pictur...


Buzzing Slumberbuzz

What’s missing is material to Slumberbuzz’ rocking psychedelia.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Before pegging Slumberbuzz, first consult rock taxonomy and stop at shoe-gaze, one of various offshoots of post-rock. The 20-year-old term derives from the musicians’ tendency to look down while onstage, not so much because i...



Volcanos: No Carpet

Last Call
A couple years ago, I set out for the Mid-Cities in search of this fabled bar called Volcanos Sports Bar & Grill. I’d heard it was this badass carpet bar, a suburban dive whose legend practically glowed with the soft-hued...


Gallery

Brand 10 Artspace
Gallery
The first of 2012’s new art shows opens this week, and a good one looks to be at Brand 10 Art Space, with collaborations by Joel Kiser and Todd Hayes and by Benito Huerta and Janet Chaffee, as well as individual contributions...



Iron Lady: Tory Details

Margaret Thatcher is lost in this hazy political biography.
KRISTIAN LIN
More than 20 years after she left office as Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher now enjoys a much higher reputation in America than in the country over which she ruled. This is curious, though not so surprising. ...


Oh, the Carnage!

Great actors rant and rave in this circular chamber drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
An ongoing motif in Roman Polanski’s career has been characters trapped in enclosed spaces. The director seems to love watching people unravel in apartments, sailboats, or secluded houses, where they cannot run from their neu...