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Channing Tatum and fellow sailors dance in "Hail, Caesar!"

Bonus Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!

Kristian Lin
Over the weekend, I watched the Super Bowl and got caught up on this week’s movies, and I got far more entertainment value from the latter. This came especially from Hail, Caesar!, which was good enough to make me think o...


Alan Rickman

R.I.P., Alan Rickman

Kristian Lin
I remember the first time I saw Die Hard, there was one scene in particular that impressed me. It was when Alan Rickman’s terrorist leader, Hans Gruber, goes off by himself in the middle of the movie and finds himself sta...



DAVID BOWIE AND CANDY CLARK IN THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. (Photos courtesy Paramount Pictures)

Candy Clark Says Goodbye To Old Pal David Bowie

Jeff Prince
Hearing the news of David Bowie’s death on Sunday made me think of actress Candy Clark, who grew up in Fort Worth, graduated from Trimble Tech, modeled in New York, moved to Hollywood, and starred alongside Bowie in The Man W...


This is the opening of "White God."

The Best Movie Moments of 2015

Kristian Lin
I saw more than 300 new movies in 2015. That’s well ahead of my usual quota for a 12-month period, by something like 10 percent. I’m not entirely sure how I did that. Anyway, I had lots of memories to cull from this year’...



Natalie Press and Emily Blunt in "My Summer of Love."

The Best Movies of 2005

Kristian Lin
I think it was Slate’s Dana Stevens who said that any critic would have to be a masochist to go back and look over their old “10 best movies of the year” lists. If it was her, I have no idea what she means, because I alwa...


Bel Powley in "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."

The Best Lead Performances of 2015

Kristian Lin
Time now for the best headlining star turns I saw this year. I’m glad to report that the gender-equity pendulum swung back in 2015 — after the men dominated the leading roles last year, this year it was the women’s turn. ...



Kristen Stewart in "Clouds of Sils Maria"

The Best Supporting Performances of 2015

Kristian Lin
Here’s the first batch of acting awards I’m handing out for this year. You may be wondering where Rooney Mara is. I’m not including her in this list because I consider her performance in Carol to be a leading role, even t...


dialogue balloons

The Best Movie Dialogue of 2015

Kristian Lin
This is my annual post about the year’s best movie dialogue, and 2015 brought so much good writing that I couldn’t find room for such well-scripted movies as Spotlight, The Hateful Eight, 45 Years, The Martian, Queen of Ear...



"Ex Machina" is one of the year's most striking movie debuts.

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2015

Kristian Lin
Welcome to the first in what will be many blog posts about the movies of 2015. I’m starting with the directors whose debuts made me sit up and take notice. When I say “debuts,” I mean first feature fiction efforts. I’m ...


"Spotlight" takes top DFW Film Critics' top honors.

DFW Film Critics Choose Best Films of 2015

Kristian Lin
In an awards season where no film has taken a clear front-runner status, the DFW Film Critics Association picked its list of this year’s best movies over the weekend. Emerging as the winner was Spotlight, Tom McCarthyR...