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 ...

Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, and Rebel Wilson sing a final number in "Pitch Perfect 2."

Bonus Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Kristian Lin
It’s déjà vu all over again. Just like the Avengers sequel, the hotly anticipated Pitch Perfect 2 is the follow-up to an awesome 2012 movie that had me expecting another dose of energizing fun. And just like Joss Whedon’s...


Voters Favor Incumbents Except For Danny Scarth

Jeff Prince
Incumbents ruled Fort Worth elections for the most part on Saturday. Still, voters sent longtime District 4 City Council member Danny Scarth packing. Challenger Cary Moon, a developer, won handily on his promise to provide bett...


Fort Worth’s Candy Clark Returns For USA Film Fest Retrospective

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth native Candy Clark (“Graffiti Artist,” July 3, 2013) became wistful after watching last Friday night’s screening of The Man Who Fell To Earth during the USA Film Festival in Dallas. Once the movie e...

Amanda Seyfried

Considering Amanda Seyfried

Kristian Lin
Amanda Seyfried probably has the least flashy of the four major roles in While We’re Young, but she does well with it anyway as her character eventually figures out what her husband really is and does something about it. I th...

Taraji Henson

Considering Taraji P. Henson

Kristian Lin
Like many of you, I just got through the season finale of Empire after enough stuff happened in the first 12 episodes to make Scandal look sedate by comparison. While everybody else is recapping the show’s plethora of inciden...

Cinderella 2015

An Incomplete History of Cinderella at the Movies

Kristian Lin
I mentioned in my review of the new Cinderella that the story had been told many times before, modernized, tweaked, and otherwise adulterated in every possible way. Anna Kendrick said in an interview last winter that each gener...

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh and His Stars

Kristian Lin
Who is Mike Leigh? You might answer, “A British filmmaker who has been making films since the 1980s, a few of them period pieces, but most of them slice-of-life realistic dramas set in London’s working class.” You’d be ...