Brie Larson uses a Super Soaker to keep order at "Short Term 12."

Bonus Film Review: “Short Term 12″

Kristian Lin
Do not miss Short Term 12 when it plays at the Modern this weekend, for it has the best female lead performance I’ve seen all year. It comes from former pop singer Brie Larson. You probably saw this 24-year-old actress as the...


Barry Corbin In Indie Flick That Premieres Friday In Southlake

Jeff Prince
Colorful actor and Handley resident Barry Corbin is among the many Texans featured in Beyond the Farthest Star, an independent film being released on Friday. The film stars Renee O’Connor, known for her role as Xena’s budd...

Stanley Kauffmann

R.I.P., Stanley Kauffmann

Kristian Lin
The news on Wednesday of Stanley Kauffmann’s death at age 97 sent me scurrying back to his film criticism. Having previously reviewed theater and books, Kauffmann fell into his job reviewing films for The New Republic in 1958...

Veerle Baetens and band sing Belgian bluegrass in "The Broken Circle Breakdown"

Highlights from the Modern Cinema Festival

Kristian Lin
While you all were watching Gravity this past weekend, I was at Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema festival. It’s good to have this annual event back, and we can look forward to enjoying it year round now, as the former Star-Teleg...

North Texas Giving Day

Help the Arts on North Texas Giving Day

Kristian Lin
September 19 is North Texas Giving Day, which means that if you contribute $25 or more to a Texas charity between 7am and midnight, Communities Foundation of Texas will match your donation, so you can double your contribution a...

friday the 13th -- 1980 -- Paramount Pictures

Coyote Drive-In Screens the Original “Friday the 13th”

Here’s one of the great things about having a locally owned drive-in movie theater: They take requests. Customers of the Coyote Drive-In (223 NE 4th St, FW) were in the mood to see the original 1980 teens-with-bad-hair-have-s...

helen mirren

The ‘Phibs and The Modern Present “The Audience”

If you want a lesson in how to grow older with grace and authority, look no further than the great British actress Dame Helen Mirren. The 68-year-old is one of that very select group of international performers/celebrities who ...


The Fort Worth Producer Behind “Jobs”

Kristian Lin
Jobs starts playing in a movie theater near you, and even though I didn’t think much of the film, the sheer willpower of Fort Worth native Mark Hulme, the movie’s producer and chief financial backer, is largely resp...


Modern Cinema Festival Returns

Kristian Lin
I learned something interesting while attending last night’s screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints at the Modern. I already knew that Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival would be returning this October ...


“Rear Window” at the Amon Carter

For its “Sunset Cinema” screening 8pm Thur (July 11), the Amon Carter Museum has selected one of the best films ever to watch outside on a hot summer evening: Alfred Hitchcock’s tense, methodical 1954 thriller Rear Windo...