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Andre Ramiro in "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within"

DVD Review: “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within”

Kristian Lin
The other particularly notable film coming out on DVD this week is Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, a Brazilian cop thriller that made my list of last year’s 10 best movies. Hardly anyone else picked it for end-of-year awar...


DVD Review: “Tiny Furniture”

Kristian Lin
When Lena Dunham’s comedy Tiny Furniture came out in 2010, I recognized it for breakout talent and best movie dialogue that year. The film came out on DVD yesterday after spending all of 2011 unavailable on disc. ThatR...



LSIFF Open Call

Jimmy Fowler
The Lone Star Film Society is now accepting submissions for its 2012 Lone Star International Film Festival in November. The final deadline for submitting your work isn’t until September 3, but the earlier you enter your films...


“GasLand” Director Arrested!

Kristian Lin
Quasi-local film news: Josh Fox, the director of GasLand and a former Weekly profilee, was arrested this morning for trying to film a Congressional committee meeting on fracking and drinking water contamination. Apparently, the...



The Token Meryl Streep Oscar Nomination

Kristian Lin
Had enough of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied last Tuesday’s Oscar nominations? Don’t worry, I’m not going to join them, even if the omission of Albert Brooks for Drive left me wanting to stick a fo...


“New Jerusalem” at Stage West

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page offers an interview with Garret Storms, the actor who landed the meaty role of 17th century Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza in Stage West’s current Southwest premiere of David Ives’s New Jer...



John Wayne: “Lone Star” Films

Jimmy Fowler
This Sunday (Jan 15) at 2pm, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will screen the 1934 movie Randy Rides Alone as part of its John Wayne: Lone Star Westerns film series. The main thing you need to know is that veteran ...


The Best Movie Dialogue of 2011

Kristian Lin
I’ve done this before, and it’s rapidly becoming my favorite blog post of the year: I’ve compiled this list sampling the best dialogue I heard in the past year’s movies. I had access to the published shootin...



The Best Lead Performances of 2011

Kristian Lin
Assembling the photos for this blog post made me painfully aware that there are no actors of color on this list. I’m not happy about it, either, but I just couldn’t bring myself to list Viola Davis in The Help just ...


Breakout Talents of 2011′s Movies

Kristian Lin
Please note that some of the filmmakers and actors who announced their presence in 2011 are included in the other posts citing notable achievements in film. Richard Ayoade Fans of British sitcoms might know him for portraying a...