Archive for December, 2014
Will Forte, Bruce Dern, and June Squibb revisit old haunts in "Nebraska."

LSFF Report (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
As always, Saturday turned out to be the busiest day for the festival. The winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Like Father, Like Son is the latest exquisitely observed domestic drama from the Japanes...


Reece Shearsmith tries prayer in "A Field in England."

LSFF Report (Day 2)

Kristian Lin
I should mention that the Lone Star Film Society is starting up a new series called Arthouse FW that will be showing classic films in the first half of 2014, ranging from Kenji Mizoguchi’s Life of Oharu to John Carpenter’s ...



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Kickstarter Aims to Fund Hip Pocket Archive

JIMMY FOWLER
The same quality that makes live theater so unique and exciting also makes it very fragile and ephemeral: Once the performance is over, the art created by the performers is also gone, lost to the past. But we can save all the f...


Tim Jenison in "Tim's Vermeer."

LSFF Report (Day 1)

Kristian Lin
The seventh Lone Star Film Festival opened with the year’s most enthralling documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, which held a packed house — and me as well — rapt with attention. The Tim in the title is Tim Jenison, a San Antoni...



AN APPLE A DAY USED TO KEEP DALLAS AWAY FROM AMON CARTER SR. BUT NOW HIS PRECIOUS PAPER WILL BE PRINTED THERE.

Star-Telegram Says Adios To Printing Plant, 275 Employees

Jeff Prince
Amon Carter Sr. loved him some Fort Worth. The wealthy benefactor, namesake of a museum, and late founder of the  Fort Worth Star-Telegram supposedly carried a sack lunch whenever he traveled on business to Dallas — he d...


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Arlington Grows Up Too Fast

JIMMY FOWLER
Apparently, Arlington is the Miley Cyrus of North Texas mid-cities –– willing to go to any lengths to prove they’re all grown-up and ready to shock us. Things went to hell in a handbasket last year as soon as city leaders...



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Blockbuster Goes Bust

Kristian Lin
About 20 years ago, Jay Leno joked on The Tonight Show about a mooted idea for a national identity card. “We already have one,” he said. “It says ‘Blockbuster Video’ on it.” That joke has not...


Dallas Buyers Club opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Dallas Buyers Club (R) Matthew McConaughey stars in Jean-Marc Vallée’s biography of Ronald Woodroof, an electrician who starts an extralegal drug market for AIDS patients after being diagnosed with the disease in 19...



Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth is broadcast at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worh Wed at 2pm & 7pm.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 6 Kenneth Branagh won raves for his theater-in-the-round version of Macbeth, which he staged earlier this year in a deconsecrated church in Manchester, with rain falling on the dirt stage in mid-performance and audience...


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Tacos to Ease the Pain

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby was sad when La Media Naranja (961 W. Magnolia Ave.) closed its doors earlier this year. The tiny taqueria/juice bar was never that busy, perhaps because the building is set back from the road and thus failed to attr...