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Further Thoughts on Batman

Kristian Lin
WARNING: MULTIPLE SPOILERS AHEAD Because of deadlines, I only had one hour to write up my review of The Dark Knight Rises last week. I had lots more thoughts about the film, but I figured I’d better hold on to them until I go...


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DVD Review: “Margaret”

Kristian Lin
I missed Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret during the one week it played at the Angelika in Dallas last fall, and I never received one of the awards screeners at the end of the year, so I didn’t get to see this drama unti...



Chris Kelly Leaves the Field to Me

Kristian Lin
I remember being irritated the first time I read Christopher Kelly’s film criticism. I had just recently taken over the equivalent job at the Weekly when he was brought in to be the Star-Telegram‘s leading film crit...


Mark Duplass in "Safety Not Guaranteed"

It’s a Big Mark Duplass Weekend!

Kristian Lin
This is a banner weekend for Mark Duplass in North Texas. This weekend sees Safety Not Guaranteed (in which he stars) opening in Grapevine, Hurst, and Arlington. Duplass also has a lead role in Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s ...



His life story: Coming to a theater near you?

Josh Hamilton at the Movies

Kristian Lin
Attention Texas Rangers fans: The news has just dropped this afternoon that Josh Hamilton’s life story of overcoming addiction is garnering interest from Hollywood. Casey Affleck (the brother of Ben and the director of th...


Movie Seeks 4-Year-Old Twins

Kristian Lin
If you’re a parent of four-year-old twins or know anyone answering to that description, here’s some intriguing news. Vicky Boone Casting is currently searching Fort Worth and surrounding cities for Caucasian twin gi...



More Art Films in FW (Courtesy of Cinemark)

Kristian Lin
I spent last night at the opening of the Cinemark Alliance Town Center movie theater near the airport, which will be open to the public starting tomorrow. It’s a new venue for folks living on the north side of Fort Worth....


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R.I.P., Kaneto Shindô

Kristian Lin
Sad but not unexpected news comes to us from Japan: Yesterday, filmmaker Kaneto Shindô passed away just a month after his 100th birthday. Contrary to some news reports, Shindô was not the oldest currently active filmmaker. Hi...



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Court Ruling on “Bully” (Plus, The Cinema of Bullying)

Kristian Lin
A bit of news came down this past week related to Bully, which is still playing in Tarrant County. A federal district court judge threw out the lawsuit brought by the family of Tyler Long (one of the kids whose suicide is cover...


Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers.

“That Man Is Playing Galaga!”

Kristian Lin
  The Avengers continues as America’s top box-office draw, and as usual, I have way more thoughts than I could put into my review of the movie. Let’s go. We start with Joss Whedon’s thank-you note to his loyal fa...