Archive for August, 2014
Randall Reid’s “Reflection”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
GALLERY
The name of the game is “retro” at William Campbell Contemporary Art. Randall Reid’s new show of collages takes its inspiration from commercial and graphic art from the 1960s, specifically from pulp novel covers and Space...


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Upstream Color: Tantalizing

Don’t go looking for meaning here. Just enjoy the ride.
JIMMY FOWLER
Critics have called Shane Carruth’s Dallas-filmed sophomore feature Upstream Color a lot of things: obscure, elliptical, cryptic. It’s true that Carruth, the North Texas-raised auteur who made a film festival splash with hi...



They’re not Riggs and Murtaugh but Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle catching bad guys in Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3: Terror Plot

Though unessential, Marvel Studios’ latest superhero blockbuster sizzles.
STEVE STEWARD
Was giving former Hollywood wunderkind Shane Black the keys to Iron Man’s ignition something of a crazy bet? Because the writer-director hasn’t been a sure thing in years. The only bona fide hit he’s ever had was Lethal W...


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Cellar Dwellers

A local filmmaker documents a historic Fort Worth music club.
KRISTIAN LIN
With the Cellar, what’s legend and what’s real …” said Giles McCrary, trailing off, implying that they’re hard to tell apart. He’s made it his job to figure that out, though. The genial, bearded 60-year-old wasn’t...



Waters’ ceviche trio, with shrimp, striped bass, and ahi tuna, awaits. Adrien P. Maroney

Ocean Breeze

Bonnell’s Waters is a dazzling if occasionally uneven experience.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
While non-local foodies probably equate our little hamlet with Tim Love, locals know that Mr. Love Shack is far from the only game in town. Since 2001 Jon Bonnell has been wowing palates across the globe with his gourmet rustic...


Coco Rico’s drawing “Lo Oscuro” will be on display thru Jun 7 at WoCA Projects.

New WoCA Shows

BIG TICKET
In continuing its mission to provide gallery space for female artists of color, WoCA Projects has lined up two shows that will run concurrently through June 7: Joy Ude’s From Black to Daylight: Caricatures, Obscurities, and C...



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City Council To Say Whether Christ Chapel Gets Even Bigger

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth City Council holds the fate of a historic neighborhood in its hands tonight. The Council is set to decide whether to approve a zoning change that would allow Christ Chapel Church to continue expanding its footpri...


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Cowboys Rosterbation (Offense)

Eric Griffey
Now that the draft is behind us – though some Cowboy fans still aren’t letting go of that first round trade down – and most teams will likely hold off on signing a free agent until after the June 1 cut date, the Cowboys r...



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Readers Blast Star-Telegram’s ‘Slanted’ Election Story

Jeff Prince
A story in Sunday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram has irked residents who considered it biased and unfair. A growing number of Tarrant County residents are calling for new leadership on the Tarrant Regional Water District board, a...


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Blogging “Django Unchained” (The End Chapters)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 I mentioned this before, but I’ll repeat my SPOILER ALERT: All plot developments are given away in this post. • In a drawing room at Candyland, a harpist (Ashley Toman) is playing a solo harp...