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JOANNA KERNS. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Bill Paxton, Joanna Kerns, Malcolm McDowell Offer Hollywood Survival Tips

Jeff Prince
Three famous actors gave similar advice when asked what they would say to fledgling thespians seeking a career in film, TV, and theater. Don’t do it. It’s a trick answer. Those with doubts might take the advice and ...


BILL PAXTON AND ED BASS ON THE RED CARPET. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Lone Star Film Festival Opens In Sundance Square

Jeff Prince
Native son Bill Paxton was as Texas friendly as you’d expect at this evening’s opening of the Ninth Annual Lone Star Film Festival. The star of movies (Alien,Tombstone, Titanic) and television (Big Love, Texas Risin...



Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain preside over a dark realm in "Crimson Peak."

Bonus Film Review: Crimson Peak

Kristian Lin
Ever since I heard about the existence of Crimson Peak, I’ve been holding my breath waiting for it. The draw of a horror movie directed by Guillermo Del Toro would have been enough to interest me, but I have a special affecti...


Josh Brolin finds himself in an unenviable spot while trying to climb "Everest."

Bonus Film Reviews

Pawn Sacrifice, Everest, and Veteran reviewed.
Kristian Lin
My Film page this week was a casualty of the early deadlines facing our Best of Fort Worth issue. Usually at least one really good movie comes out during that week, and I like to bring my A game for that in an issue that lots o...



Paprika

An Appreciation of Satoshi Kon

Kristian Lin
This post was originally published on August 25, 2010 on the occasion of Satoshi Kon’s death and is reprinted below in advance of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Story, Style, and Character: The Art of Japanes...


Anna Kendrick gets her big dance number in "The Last Five Years."

DVD Review: The Last Five Years

Kristian Lin
With Jason Robert Brown in town for the TCU Festival of American Song, I feel like now’s as good a time as any to review The Last Five Years, a movie based on Brown’s stage musical, even if the film has been out on disc for...



Alec Jhangiani

Directors Leave Lone Star Film Society (Updated)

Kristian Lin
Shock waves rumble across the Fort Worth cultural scene as Lone Star Film Society director Alec Jhangiani and marketing managing director Ramtin Nikzad resigned from their positions. So abrupt was the move that the society didn...


Ornette Coleman

News Roundup: June 11, 2015

Kristian Lin
R.I.P., Ornette Coleman From New York comes the sad news that jazz legend and Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman has died at the age of 85. The saxophonist attended Terrell High School and blazed trails in the bebop movement wit...



Andrew Disney

News Roundup: June 4, 2015

Kristian Lin
Oh, Balls Some significant news dropped about Andrew Disney. The filmmaker relocated to Austin a few years back, but he remains a Fort Worth native and a former Visionary Award winner. His latest comedy, Balls Out, just got pic...


Charlize Theron curses to the sky in "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Bonus Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Kristian Lin
Mad Max: Fury Road is enough to make Furious 7 look sedate by comparison. There, I wrote it. That lead sentence is probably somewhat unfair to Furious 7, which had some fairly jaw-dropping car stunts. Then again, did Furious 7 ...