Posts Tagged ‘documentary’
Dinosaur 13 opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Dinosaur 13 (PG) Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary about the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Admiral: Roaring Currents (NR) Kim Han-min’s historical epic about a 16th-centu...


Korengal opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Korengal (R) Sebastian Junger’s documentary catches up with the American soldiers who were the subjects of his previous film, Restrepo, as they return to Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley to re-engage the Taliban. (Ope...



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Former sports promoter Rush Olson is helping document the rebuilding of West.
KRISTIAN LIN
For starters, Rush Olson’s first name comes from his mother’s side of his family. “People always think it’s something to do with Rush Limbaugh or the Canadian band Rush,” said the 45-year-old Fort Worth native. One of...


A scene from Balthus: Through the Looking Glass at the Kimbell.

Girls on Canvas

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One thing that great art does is make us uncomfortable. In this, Balthus’ paintings succeed like nothing else. The French-born, Polish-descended Swiss artist has enjoyed a major posthumous rediscovery this past year through a...



A musical number from "The Act of Killing."

The Best Documentaries of 2013

Kristian Lin
This is fortuitous: My pick for the best documentary of the year (and one of my top 10 movies of the year) comes out on DVD this week, so you can watch a great and disturbing movie that will likely contend for the Best Document...


"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" opens Wednesday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Anchorman: The Legend Continues (PG-13) Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell return for this sequel to the 2004 comedy hit. Also with Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, Fred Willard, Vince Vaughn, ...



Giles McCrary’s documentary screens Fri.

Cellar Comes to Light

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If you read Fort Worth Weekly’s cover story about Giles McCrary and his documentary about The Cellar (“Cellar Dwellers,” May 8, 2013), you may remember that he wanted to finish his work on the film in time to submit it to...


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Michael Cain’s New Start

A festival director becomes a movie director with an addiction documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Longview native Michael Cain remembers the drive-in theater he used to go to when he was a boy, where he saw everything from The Sound of Music to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. “I’d watch Bruce Lee movies there, and they int...



Jafar Panahi in This Is Not a Film.

Films and Not Films

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By now, the story has become part of cinematic lore: Confined to house arrest and banned from filmmaking, Iranian director Jafar Panahi responded by shooting a documentary in his house and smuggling it out of Iran on a flash dr...


Emad Burnat examines 5 Broken Cameras at Thin Line Film Fest.

What’s Up? Docs!

KRISTIAN LIN
Absorbing documentary films never seem to be in short supply, and this year’s Thin Line Film Fest offers an exciting new crop, starting this weekend in Denton. The centerpiece figures to be Emad Burnat’s 5 Broken Cameras, n...