Archive for September, 2014
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Sessions: The 36-Year-Old Virgin

John Hawkes takes flight and leaves the rest of this disability drama behind.
KRISTIAN LIN
You can get a double dose of John Hawkes this week. The 53-year-old character actor was in Fort Worth last weekend to be feted by the Lone Star International Film Festival. Now he has both a small role in Lincoln (see above rev...


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Turkey Awards 2012

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Droughts and wildfires are just a few of the challenges that North Texas ranchers and farmers faced in recent seasons. On the urban landscape, however, human fallibility in all its forms provided such a rich diet that the local...



Pop’s keeps a clear focus on burgers, but the sides are no afterthought. Lee Chastain

New Digs, Same Pop’s

Pop’s Burgers & Grill elevates sports-bar fare to new heights.
JIMMY FOWLER
As most regulars already know, Pop’s Burgers & Grill moved earlier this year from Benbrook Highway to Trail Lake Drive near I-20. Rest assured, though, that owner Russell House is still a big Horned Frogs fan and has made...


Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Smashed.

Don’t Leave Me High

BIG TICKET
The vagaries of film distribution being what they are, this weekend may be your only opportunity to see the best female lead performance in a movie we’ve seen all year. The film is called Smashed, it’s playing at the Modern...



T-SHIRTS! GET YOUR T-SHIRTS RIGHT HERE! FRESHLY MADE T-SHIRTS! (photo by sidewalk flying)

Dallas Cowboys About To Go On A Roll

Jeff Prince
Transplanted Pittsburgh guido Anthony Mariani sits a few desks from me and is under the illusion that he can write a credible column about the Dallas Cowboys. Mariani bleeds black and gold; he gets all discombobulated when he s...


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Cowboys Fans, Be Not Proud

ANTHONY MARIANI
What a big win yesterday for the ol’ Cowboys, right? Yee-haw! Squaring off against a dreaded, hated conference rival on that rival’s dreary Yankee-ass home turf with the rest of the season on the line and the Cowboys-hating...



Sea birds fill the skies in "Leviathan."

LSIFF Report (Day 5)

Kristian Lin
The last day of the Lone Star Film Festival began with an extraordinary documentary called Leviathan. Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, this follows a New England commercial fishing vessel on the North At...


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Mick Jagger Gets No Satisfaction From Fracking

Jeff Prince
If anyone should know anything about fossil fuels, it’s craggy rocker Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Jagger makes reference to hydraulic fracturing in the band’s first new single in years: “Doom and Gloom....



Antonio Frasca and Maurilio Giaffreda in "Caesar Must Die."

LSIFF Report (Day 4)

Kristian Lin
I got a big dose of high culture at LSIFF today, with Shakespeare, free jazz, and opera taking up my movies. Read on: Caesar Must Die is, I must say, the best Shakespeare movie I’ve seen in a while. Part of it is documentary ...


Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook."

LSIFF Report (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
Much bigger crowds on Friday than the previous two days for LSIFF. This isn’t to be wondered at, with the weekend beckoning. Even Jayne Mansfield’s Car on opening night didn’t attract a completely full house, but both scr...