Movies

The Top 10 Documentaries of 2011

Kristian Lin
You’ll note that no documentaries made my list of Top 10 movies this year, but that’s not because this was a bad year for docs. On the contrary, I saw a bunch of great nonfiction films this year, but I found myself at a los...


The Best Movies of 2001

Kristian Lin
I was late with this feature last year, so I’m not repeating that slip-up this year. Here, with the added perspective of 10 years, are my picks for the best films of 2001. For reference, back in December ’01, I picked the f...



The Top 250 Films of 2011

Kristian Lin
Let’s be totally ridiculous for a moment. Since the whole concept of ranking the top 10 movies of the year is an arbitrary exercise to begin with, let’s take the ridiculousness of it to an extreme. I thought I’...


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“Midnight in Paris” and DFW’s Film Critics

Kristian Lin
Last week the DFW Film Critics Association (of which I am a voting member) published its annual list of the best movies of 2011. I won’t get into which films were on my ballot and which ones made me wonder what my fellow ...



Ten DVD Reviews

Kristian Lin
As is usual this time of year, I’ve been watching dozens of movies on disc that I didn’t have a chance to see in the theaters or write about in our pages. Many of them turned out not to deserve inclusion on any year-end awa...


Rainbow Lounge Doc Update

Kristian Lin
This bit of news comes from Dallas filmmaker Robert Camina, whom we’ve profiled in our pages. His documentary Raid of the Rainbow Lounge will now feature narration read by Meredith Baxter, the former Family Ties star and ...



“Collaborators” at The Modern

Jimmy Fowler
The artist as conscientious objector is a cultural meme that many of us cherish. But throughout history, there’s been no shortage of creative types who’ve traded their artistic integrity – not to mention their souls R...


R.I.P., Ken Russell

Kristian Lin
If Ken Russell hadn’t existed, the 1970s would surely have invented him. The 84-year-old British filmmaker passed away on Monday, quietly in his sleep. That sounds wrong, doesn’t it? A guy like that should have gone...



“Searching” in the Fort

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Screen” page features an interview with writer-director and Fort Worth native Andew Disney, whose first feature Searching For Sonny had a hometown debut at last weekend’s Lone Star International Film Festiv...


Our LSIFF Blog Is Up

Kristian Lin
As we have each year, we’re putting our thoughts on the Lone Star International Film Festival on a Weekly blog devoted to the event. This year’s blog, however, is much improved. We’ve got other writers coverin...