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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I (PG-13) Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) prepares to rescue Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from the clutches of Panem’s government. Also with Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald S...


Stéphanie Cléau and Mathieu Amalric have an affair that ends in murder in The Blue Room.

Indie Film Roundup

Don’t overlook these three movies at the multiplex. Actually, overlook one.
KRISTIAN LIN
Every once in awhile, rather than telling you about the big films that everyone else is covering, we like to focus on movies that might otherwise get lost in the hype (especially when one of the big ones — say The Hunger Game...



Rosewater opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Rosewater (R) Jon Stewart makes his directing debut with this drama about real-life journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) and his ordeal in an Iranian prison while covering the pro-democracy uprising. Also wit...


Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in white) rocks out in Beyond the Lights.

Lights On

Stellar performances and a solid script make this potential melodrama serious entertainment.
COLE WILLIAMS
When Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) first sings, she’s a little girl in a talent competition performing Nina Simone’s “Blackbird.” She comes in second place, and her passionate stage mom Macy Jean (Minnie Driver) tells her to t...



Fredrick Alonzo comes to AMC Parks to screen "Signed, Sealed & Delivered," Fri.

Fredrick Alanzo Keeps the Faith

A Fort Worth native brings his first film back to North Texas.
KRISTIAN LIN
After a long and circuitous route, Fredrick Alanzo is returning to North Texas this Friday for a local premiere of his film Signed, Sealed & Delivered. Currently living in Houston, the Fort Worth native conceived the work a...


The Great Invisible opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Great Invisible (PG-13) Margaret Brown’s documentary interviews survivors of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Big Hero 6 (PG) Disney’s latest animated film is about a young invento...



Matthew McConaughey explores a whole new world in Interstellar.

Wild Black Yonder

Christopher Nolan reaches for the stars in Interstellar.
KRISTIAN LIN
I know this much about Interstellar: Christopher Nolan wants to make a big, ambitious fantasy thriller for the popcorn crowd like he usually does but one that vibrates with love, hope, and optimism the same way that his Batman ...


Keira Knightley works a street corner (no, not like that) in "Laggies."

Gone Girl

Laggies shows you Keira Knightley like you haven’t seen her before.
KRISTIAN LIN
I like the new Keira Knightley. She’s so much more fun than the old one. The old one never would have played the sort of person who sees a giant Buddha statue in an Asian restaurant and twists the statue’s nipples while mak...



Nightcrawler opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Nightcrawler (R) Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this thriller as a creepy loner who becomes a freelance crime journalist taking videos of accidents, police chases, and crimes in progress. Also with Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Ann...


Michael Keaton is haunted by the character he created in Birdman.

Fly Away

Michael Keaton returns, and Birdman soars into the sky.
KRISTIAN LIN
Remember the conversation in Neighbors this past summer, when Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s characters argued about whether Michael Keaton or Christian Bale was the better Batman? It was telling — Rogen’s character is old en...