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Timothy Spall executes his latest seascape in "Mr. Turner."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 5)

Kristian Lin
The last day of the festival started with the best acting performance I’ve seen, which is saying quite a bit. Timothy Spall is a fat, jowly English actor with a bulbous nose whom you’ve probably seen in Harry Potter and the...


Noah Wiseman sees "The Babadook" in broad daylight.

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Disaster struck at that early screening of Winter Sleep that I mentioned in my last post. The LSFF staff found corruption in the files containing the movie, so it couldn’t be shown. I’m told that the movie will now be scree...



Reese Witherspoon in "Wild."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I shifted back to the Modern today after spending yesterday watching movies at AMC Palace. I’m sad to miss two blocks of short films, but I didn’t want to miss one of the festival’s marquee attractions. The evening starte...


Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...



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Embargo to Close This Month

Eric Griffey
Given the shelf life of a normal bar, it’s not usually newsworthy when one closes. But when Andrew De La Torre announced Embargo would be closing after an eight-year run, it meant one of the longest-tenured downtown bars ...


Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Days 1-2)

Kristian Lin
Hello, and welcome to my first dispatch from the 2014 Lone Star International Film Festival. I had to recuse myself from the opening film Virtuosity because I’m in the movie, but Eddie Brown saw the movie in my place, and he...



A Girl Walks Home 2

LSIFF Gets in Iranian Vampire Western

Kristian Lin
I will be covering the Lone Star International Film Festival on this blog all weekend, but I have an update to pass along to help you make plans. The festival just announced two late, late additions to the lineup on Sunday. Fir...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) In the world of metalcore, Norma Jean is one of the biggest acts, having played with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Hatebreed, DragonForce, System of a Down, Lacuna Coil, and more and having been nominated for a Grammy in 20...



BARNETT SHALE DRILLING OPERATION (courtesy Wikipedia)

Denton Voters Do What Mike Moncrief Said Couldn’t Be Done

Jeff Prince
Former Mayor Mike Moncrief told Fort Worth residents a decade ago that natural gas drillers would sue any city attempting to ban the hydraulic fracturing process. Moncrief’s near manic support of gas drilling seemed weird...


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Dallas Cowboys’ Own Hashtag Says They Suck

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys can’t blame this breakdown in common sense on backup quarterback and resident punching bag Brandon Weeden. Somebody else with the team came up with the hashtag “CowboysUK” for the team’...