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Max waits for his owner's return while Gidget spies on him from afar in "The Secret Life of Pets."

Pet Sounds

Delve into The Secret Life of Pets for a pleasant time.
Kristian Lin
The Secret Life of Pets is the latest animated film from the outfit Illumination Entertainment, which made the Despicable Me films. Indeed, it shares one of the same directors and two of the same writers as those movies. So tha...


Buddymoon

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Buddymoon (NR) David Giuntoli stars in this comedy as a man who gets dumped by his fiancée days before their wedding and goes hiking through the Oregon mountains with his best man (Flula Borg). Also with Claire Coffee....



Daniel Radcliffe is dead while Paul Dano looks for phone service in Swiss Army Man.

Body Issues

The corpse of true love runs smooth in the surreal fable Swiss Army Man.
Kristian Lin
I seldom feel like I’m running out of words, but we’re at the end of a month where I’ve reviewed one movie about hotel guests turning into animals and another one about necrophilia and cannibalism in high fashion, and I t...


Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill make an unlikely pair of friends in "The BFG."

The Bigger They Are …

Steven Spielberg makes a giant flop in The BFG.
Kristian Lin
A few months ago, many observers were stunned when Mark Rylance won the Oscar for Best Supporting actor for his work on Bridge of Spies over favorite Sylvester Stallone. Maybe you saw the ceremony on TV and wondered who this Ry...



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Welcome Home, Leon

HearSay
Got to give credit to Leon Bridges’ people. His message is –– like his coiffure –– on point. For about a year now, we’ve been watching the young soul sensation knock ’em dead on huge stages and have been reading a...


duel

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING The Duel (R) Liam Hemsworth stars in this Western as a Texas Ranger investigating a series of unexplained deaths in a small town. Also with Woody Harrelson, Alice Braga, Emory Cohen, William Sadler, Christopher Berry, a...



Elle Fanning’s not dead, merely posing for a photo shoot in The Neon Demon.

Fashion Victims

Women beware women in the gory horror film The Neon Demon.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you heard that Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon caused boos and walkouts at Cannes. Sometimes it seems like every movie does that, but this one was so controversial that The Daily Mail called for it to be banned in...


The Phenom

Mental Games

Like its hero, the baseball drama The Phenom loses its control.
Kristian Lin
You’ve seen Johnny Simmons around. The almost unbearably cute 29-year-old Dallas product has distinguished himself in Hollywood as the doomed boyfriend in Jennifer’s Body, the worshipful roadie in Scott Pilgrim vs. the Worl...



Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (NR) Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen’s documentary profiles three teenagers who spent eight years in the 1980s making a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark...


Dory finds help from an octopus who can travel on land in Finding Dory.

Blue Tang Clan

Pixar’s sequel Finding Dory is good even if it’s watered down.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you heard rumors about a human lesbian couple turning up in Pixar’s Finding Dory. I was prepared to ignore the issue, but it suddenly seems much less silly now. Two women briefly appear who could possibly be interpreted...