Archive for August, 2014
Space-rockers Skeleton Coast had a big year.

Albums of the Year

Yep. Fort Worth is still pumping out quality product.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Grassroots support for the arts in town isn’t shabby. Seemingly every other week, word comes down of a new club or venue in town –– if there wasn’t a demand for clubs, they wouldn’t be opening. But the support could (...


Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd face the middle of their lives in This Is 40.

Spawn of Knocked Up

Judd Apatow’s fingerprints are all over this week’s comedies.
KRISTIAN LIN
On the one hand, Judd Apatow may just be the defining comic genius of our generation. As a producer, he has discovered and nurtured so many talented actors, writers, and directors that his influence is to be found in places as ...



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Rose and Thorns

Holy Moly’s frontman has lived to see his band bloom.
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Large bodies were bouncing off one another like bingo balls. In front of and slightly above them, Fort Worth acoustic country-punk quintet Holy Moly was wrapping up a set of sometimes subdued, often high-octane originals and th...


As the Cheese Fries Surprise indicates, Rodeo Goat is less a bar and more of a gourmet comfort-food gem. Willex Tindell

Get To The Goat

Best burger? Rodeo Goat’s got a claim.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Rodeo Goat features 59 beers in bottles or on tap. So Rodeo Goat’s a bar, right? Well, the new West 7th Street venture also specializes in burgers — the menu lists 14 — and a handful of appetizers and desserts. And three ...



A Royal Affair plays at the Modern, Fri-Sun.

Ribbons and Reels

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KinoMonda closes out the fall semester with an uplifting movie for the holiday season. The Women on the 6th Floor is about an uptight Parisian couple whose hearts grow a couple of sizes when they get to know the Spanish maids w...


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Considering Matthew McConaughey

Kristian Lin
During the DFW Film Critics Association balloting, I voted for Matthew McConaughey’s performance in Killer Joe as one of the best supporting performances of the year, but my fellow film critics didn’t share my enthu...



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DFW Film Critics: “Lincoln” Is Tops

Kristian Lin
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a member, recently voted on the best movies of 2012. Today, they released the results of our vote, which includes acting awards and a new category for best movie sou...


Assault Weapons

If The Newtown Massacre Doesn’t Change Us, No Shooting Ever Will

Andrew McLemore
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine — who teaches freshmen English at Texas State University — noticed a new sign installed near the classroom door. Just a few inches from another sign spelling out emergency procedure...



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Off Asides On Cardiac Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys put Big Ben on his Big End for a Big Win. Cowboys 27, Steelers 24. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger decimated the Cowboys defensive backfield for much of the game, and his scrambling and ref...


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Panther City Bar Bazaar at Lola’s

JIMMY FOWLER
Everyone knows Fort Worth has a terrific music scene full of talented performers. But did you know that when they’re not playing on local stages, these musicians are sewing, baking, jewelrymaking, and generally indulging thei...