Julio Cedillo and Eva Longoria star in "Frontera."

Frontera Opens in Dallas This Weekend

Kristian Lin
Earlier this summer, Edward Brown and I co-wrote a feature story about Fort Worth-based actor Julio Cedillo that was pegged to Frontera, in which he plays an unsavory coyote who smuggles a Mexican woman (Eva Longoria) over the ...


“Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” at The Modern

Right now we’re in that frustrating transitional phase from summer to fall that Texans know all too well: It’s still hot and humid, but Labor Day is over and the official start of autumn is less than three weeks away. It’...


Lone Star Film Society Screens “The Lodger”

The Lone Star Film Society is presenting an orgy of great Hitchcock flicks this weekend, and my pick of the litter would be Hitch’s gloriously creepy 1927 silent thriller The Lodger. It screens 1:30pm Sun Aug 31 at The Modern...

Robin Williams

R.I.P., Robin Williams

Kristian Lin
I was at the advance screening of The Giver last night that featured red-carpet interviews with the film’s stars, and Jeff Bridges burst into tears as he mentioned a dear friend he had lost. That was how I learned that Ro...

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Nanu Nanu, Bye Bye Robin Williams

Jeff Prince
Robin Williams splashed colorfully — literally — into pop culture in 1978 as Mork, wearing a bright red alien suit with a silver upside-down triangle on front. Once he met Mindy and became acclimated to his Earthly ...

Song Kang-ho

Considering Song Kang-ho

Kristian Lin
In my review of Snowpiercer, I called Song Kang-ho one of the world’s greatest actors, but I didn’t have the space to go into that remark. Unless you watch Korean movies, you probably don’t even know who he is. If you fit...

Keira Knightley

Considering Keira Knightley

Kristian Lin
I mentioned in my review of Begin Again that I’ve never been the biggest fan of Keira Knightley’s up until now. With that movie now playing at AMC Parks in Arlington (having opened yesterday), I thought I’d have a look ba...

Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort to Play Van Cliburn

Kristian Lin
I interrupt my World Cup blogging to bring you this juicy piece of Hollywood/classical music news: Ansel Elgort, the star of the current hit The Fault in Our Stars, has signed on to portray Van Cliburn in a film. The as-yet-unt...


Jimmy Buffet: A Howlin’ Good Time

I won’t go as far as to say that last night’s Jimmy Buffet concert at Coyote Drive-In was the best concert of the year. (So far, that distinction goes to the Pinkish Black/Sub Oslo show at Lola’s Saloon last Saturday.) Bu...

James Stewart - vertigo

The Amon Carter Screens “Vertigo”

It was never a secret that Alfred Hitchcock had a less than healthy fixation on many of the young, blond, beautiful actresses that he cast as his female leads. Nevertheless, Hitchcock’s reputation as a film professional has b...