Archive for November, 2014
Adèle Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

The Best Lead Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
You may be surprised that I’ve relegated a number of Oscar-contending performances to the honorable mentions here. That’s because I ran into the same problem that I did with making a list of the year’s best films: Too man...


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Wendy Davis Named a 2013 “Gawker” Hero

JIMMY FOWLER
Well, this should confirm the worst fears of the rather large right-wing nutball bloc in Texas: Wendy Davis was named one of the Heroes of 2013 by Gawker, the liberal New York-based gossip and cultural/political commentary web...



James Franco in "Spring Breakers."

The Best Supporting Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
Continuing my recap of the year in movies, here are the best supporting performances I saw in 2013. Usually the men get the better supporting roles over the course of a year’s movies, but the women caught my interest more in ...


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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

Jeff Prince
The Cowboys playoff destiny rested on the rusty arm of backup quarterback Kyle Orton, who Orton to have thrown that last pass. The offense had the ball at the end of the game, down by two points, but needing only about 35 yards...



"Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R) Andrew Jacobs stars in the fifth installment of the found-footage horror series. Also with Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral, Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Jorge Diaz, Micah ...


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A Year in the ’Sphere

CHOW, BABY
Another year of stuffing my face has passed, and I’m psyched about what 2014 has in store for my picky palate.  (I’m less enthusiastic about having to remember it’s a new year every time I have to write down the date.) T...



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Piano Magic

LAST CALL
This is a weird thing to say, but I never realized how boring my life was until I went to a dueling-piano bar. It’s not like I had a life-changing experience from hearing bawdily rewritten versions of pop standards. I just co...


Songwriter Ronnie Heart is planning to record and release his debut full-length before summer.

What’s Up, 2014?!

HEARSAY
The past couple of weeks have been for looking back, and there was a lot of good to refer to, even beyond quality albums and songs. Three (three!) indie-friendly venues –– The Chuggin’ Monk, Shipping & Receiving, and ...



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A Little Sanity from the IG…

STATIC
As reported in last week’s cover story (“Range Wars,” Dec. 25, 2013), the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 issued an emergency order to Range Resources Corp., finding that the company had contaminated the Parker Co...


Cindee Mayfield (right), Brandi Andrade, and Elias Taylorson caused quite a stir in Theatre Arlington’s fantastic The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.

Best Plays of ’13

Though marred by the loss of another elder statesman, the past year onstage was exciting.
JIMMY FOWLER
In the Fort Worth theater scene, 2013 will be remembered, of course, as the year that Stage West founder and North Texas theater éminence grise Jerry Russell died. It also happened to be a year of superbly rendered small drama...