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Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Earth (G) Alastair Fothergill and Mike Linfield’s documentary about the impact of global warming on polar bears, humpback whales, cranes, and African elephants. (Opens Wednesday)


American Express

KRISTIAN LIN
A multiple prize-winner at this past January’s Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is a drama that aims for a documentary’s texture of real life. It takes place on an arduous train journey that many Central American ...



Ellis Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

KRISTIAN LIN
Ah, the world of Bret Easton Ellis! The opulence! The decadence! The ’80s references! The world of beautiful overprivileged degenerates engaging in joyless sex amid piles and piles of cocaine! Ya gotta love it!


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Crank: High Voltage (R) Jason Statham’s character returns from the dead for this sequel as a man who must electrocute himself once every hour or die … again. Also with Amy Smart, Clifton Collins Jr., Bai Li...



Dee Criminal-ized

KRISTIAN LIN
American Violet is the sort of movie that Hollywood used to love making. It’s a story of racially tinged injustice that lends itself to the sight of heroic, downtrodden African-Americans and their enlightened white friend...


Mighty Endeavor

KRISTIAN LIN
Carlos Aguilar is no stranger to the pages of Fort Worth Weekly. The 43-year-old Fort Worth native was the subject of a cover story (“McHood,” June 30, 2004) about the inventive design of his house. Before that, he ...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Black Balloon (PG-13) Elissa Down’s drama is about an Australian teenager (Rhys Wakefield) who’s forced to take care of his autistic brother (Luke Ford) when he and his parents move to a new town. Also ...


Da Doo Run Run Ron

KRISTIAN LIN
A hero complex is an incredibly dangerous quality in someone with no heroic qualities. That’s the lesson of the Bush administration, and it’s also the lesson of Observe and Report, which is being sold as a comedy bu...



Rinsing Out the Dead

KRISTIAN LIN
Would I sound too much like a hack if I said the main problem with Sunshine Cleaning was that it was too tidy? I’m sorry to make a joke like that while reviewing a movie about janitors (albeit highly specialized and train...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
Alien Trespass (PG) R.W. Goodwin’s spoof of 1950s sci-fi flicks stars Eric McCormack as a space alien who crash-lands on Earth and must team up with a small-town waitress (Jenni Baird) to hunt down the creature on his shi...