Archive for December, 2014
A Miracle in Spanish Harlem opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: A Miracle in Spanish Harlem (PG) Luis Antonio Ramos stars in this Christmas film as a widower with a failing business who finds himself in need of a miracle. Also with Kate del Castillo, Adrian Martinez, Andre Royo, Pr...


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Feed a Fever

CHOW, BABY
Lately, Chow, Baby has been spending more time on the couch than in Fort Worth restaurants. It seems like I’ve had the flu for months. Regardless, the last time I levered myself up to check the fridge, it held just one ageles...



Fool For Love runs through Sat at Northeast Theatre Playhouse.

Night & Day

ANTHONY MARIANI
WED ▪ 4 Tarrant County College tackles Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, a drama about a man who travels more than 2,400 miles to a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert to reclaim his high school love. The play runs thro...


Frozen

Ice Castle

Sisters do it for themselves in Disney’s dazzling Frozen.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last August we had The Snow Queen, a Russian film based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fable. Frozen is based on the same story, but it’s both the best animated movie of the year and the best musical. The heroine is Anna (voi...



Choi Seung-hyun awaits word on his next assignment as a North Korean spy in Commitment.

Red Dead Redemption

Commitment: Is this Korean movie the year’s best spy thriller?
KRISTIAN LIN
AMC Grapevine Mills has been running Korean films on a semi-regular basis for a while now, but Commitment, which starts there on Friday, is the first one that I’ve been able to review ahead of its opening. Though the Korean f...


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1-800-BARTEND

LAST CALL
The next time you’re chatting up your regular bartender, you should ask if he or she went to school. Not college, mind you. I’m mean bartending school, as in the place that teaches you to make the kind of drinks nobody woul...



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Killer or Filler?

New psych-rock, rap, and acoustic jazz turn up the heat in the Fort.
JIMMY FOWLER, ERIC GRIFFEY, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
Cheap recording technology probably partly explains the wealth of new music popping up in town these days, but what explains the high quality? Maybe like in the ’60s in New York City, rock ’n’ roll is still relatively new...


Lost Child is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter full of soul.

Finding Lost Child

HEARSAY
Monday nights have been pretty rad at Lola’s over the past month. Bartender (and sax-man extraordinaire) Jeff Dazey started booking free shows on the allegedly slowest party night of the week, beginning with a full-on set by ...



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Far From Home

Transferring prisoners out of their home states reduces overcrowding but causes new problems.
PETER GORMAN
You’ve done the crime, been caught, found guilty, and sent to a state prison. Your primary connection to the outside world is via visits from family members. But suddenly you’re transferred from your own state’s prison to...


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Divisive Diversity

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John Peter Smith Health Network officials didn’t take kindly to being characterized as ho-hum on minority hiring (“JPS Under Microscope,” Nov. 13, 2013). “JPS … is an equal opportunity employer,” hospital spokespers...