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MARK TWAIN WON'T BE ATTENDING THE WILDCATTER EXCHANGE BUT HIS SPIRIT WILL.

Will You Love The Wildcatter Exchange? May Be

Jeff Prince
If you missed the first Woodstock, first Bonnaroo, first ACL fest, and other great cultural “firsts,” well, now’s your chance to say you were at the first Wildcatter Exchange weekend festival (You can only say...


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The ‘Phibs and The Modern Screen “Coriolanus”

JIMMY FOWLER
Does watching Shakespeare feel like a civic duty, a noble sacrifice, a homework assignment –– anything but an entertaining experience? Here’s a trade secret: A lot of theater critics feel that way, too, even if they won...



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Lone Star Film Screens 1982′s “The Thing”

JIMMY FOWLER
Someone at the Lone Star Film Society has great taste in B-movies. As part of its ArthouseFW series, the Society will screen John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing 10pm Fri Feb 28 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. My...


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Lone Star Film Society Screens “Sunrise”

JIMMY FOWLER
Since there are so few chances to see expat German director F.W. Murnau’s silent stunner Sunrise (1927) on a big screen, movie fans should grab the opportunity when it comes. As part of its “ArthouseFW 2014″ serie...



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R.I.P., Philip Seymour Hoffman

Kristian Lin
Man, I hate heroin addiction so much right now. Imagine that sentence read in the magnificent, deep, rumbling voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and you’ll know how I felt when I heard of the actor’s death this past weekend f...


A musical number from "The Act of Killing."

The Best Documentaries of 2013

Kristian Lin
This is fortuitous: My pick for the best documentary of the year (and one of my top 10 movies of the year) comes out on DVD this week, so you can watch a great and disturbing movie that will likely contend for the Best Document...



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The Best Movie Dialogue of 2013

Kristian Lin
I’ve said it before, but I love compiling this post every year. (Here’s last year’s post.) Instead of citing the best movie scripts of the year, I transcribe pieces of dialogue that I find very good. I think it’s instru...


Adèle Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

The Best Lead Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
You may be surprised that I’ve relegated a number of Oscar-contending performances to the honorable mentions here. That’s because I ran into the same problem that I did with making a list of the year’s best films: Too man...



James Franco in "Spring Breakers."

The Best Supporting Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
Continuing my recap of the year in movies, here are the best supporting performances I saw in 2013. Usually the men get the better supporting roles over the course of a year’s movies, but the women caught my interest more in ...


From the opening of "Gravity."

The Best Movie Moments of 2013

Kristian Lin
Welcome to my list of the greatest moments in the movies of 2013. I don’t do this list every year, but this year I felt like posting this. At a time when everybody else is listing the year’s best films, this exercise remind...