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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...

R.I.P., Adam Yauch

Kristian Lin
I was setting up to post today about The Avengers, but I got derailed by the news that Adam Yauch has died at age 47 after a long battle with cancer. Rightly, much of the coverage is focusing on his career with the Beastie Boys...

“La Misma Luna” at Rose Marine

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday (May 4) at 8:30pm, Artes de la Rosa (the resident performing and visual arts organization of the Rose Marine Theatre) offers a free outdoor screening of the award-winning 2007 drama La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moo...

Ya’Ke Smith’s “Wolf” at DIFF

Kristian Lin
If you’re in Dallas tonight, you should stop by the Dallas International Film Festival and catch the late screening of Ya’Ke Smith’s Wolf at the Angelika. The UTA professor has been profiled by Fort Worth Week...

More Thoughts on “The Cabin in the Woods” (With Spoilers)

Kristian Lin
I was planning to lead off this blog post with a definition of “Pirandellian device,” but I found that there’s not a whole lot of agreement out there about what that is. The reference comes from the work of Lu...


“Interrupters” in Arlington

Kristian Lin
I just got the word that The Interrupters will be screening tomorrow (Friday) evening at 7pm at Unity Church at 3525 S Bowen Rd, Arlington. I mentioned Steve James’ film when I sorted out my list of the best documentary f...

Shea Seger in “We Bought a Zoo” (Sort Of)

Kristian Lin
Cameron Crowe’s comedy We Bought a Zoo is out on DVD this week, and even though I didn’t care for the movie when it hit theaters last December, I was intrigued by a minor mystery about it involving Fort Worth singer...

R.I.P., Giorgio Chinaglia

Kristian Lin
A piece of American soccer history passed away over the weekend when Giorgio Chinaglia died of a heart attack at age 65. The Italian soccer player grew up in Wales and started his career there, so his fellow Italians nicknamed ...

“Tomboy” at Q Cinema

Jimmy Fowler
A French film about gender identity with subtitles? Q Cinema doesn’t appear interested in trying to please Jane and Johnny Sixpack with its Spring Film Series entry Tomboy (2011). But if the warm reviews and international fes...