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

The Neon Demon: Fashion Victims

Women beware women in this gory horror film.
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

The Phenom: Mental Games

Like its hero, this baseball drama 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...



Colin Firth and Jude Law toil over a big novel in "Genius."

Cry Wolfe

A stone, a leaf, an unfound drama exist in the literary biopic Genius.
Kristian Lin
Genius is a movie about Thomas Wolfe. I don’t mean the 1960s journalist who coined the term “radical chic.” That writer became known as Tom to avoid confusion with the Thomas Wolfe who wrote novels in the 1930s and was, i...


Photo by Will van Overbeek.

Death of a Rock Star

A Fort Worth punk rocker’s old film is breaking on through to the other side.
TOM HUCKABEE
Jonathan Demme got me thinking about Jim Morrison the other day. I first met Demme, the great American auteur, in 1982, about a year after I graduated from film school at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to Hollywood...



Dheepan (R) (Opens Friday in Dallas)

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Dheepan (R) The winner of the Golden Palm at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Jacques Audiard’s thriller stars Jesuthasan Antonythasan as a Sri Lankan freedom fighter who flees to France with two strangers whom he ...


A card trick goes awry for Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco in Now You See Me 2.

Presto!

Now You See Me 2: For their next trick, these magicians improve on the original.
COLE WILLIAMS
Back in 2013, Now You See Me was seen by audiences as a nice surprise and by critics as largely flashy but empty sleight of hand. Though I love it when audiences disagree with critics and make up their own minds, I didn’t car...



Edgar Garcia and Luis Guzman pose as drug kingpins in Puerto Ricans in Paris.

Tour de Francia

Puerto Ricans in Paris: Latino entertainment needs to be better.
Kristian Lin
Do I really need to say at this point that American movies have failed Latino audiences? Well, yes, actually. After all, what may be painfully obvious to you and me is not obvious at all to a great many other people, especially...


Photo by Jeff Prince.

Jessica in Wonderland

Now that Fort Worth has its own film commission, the big bucks should come rolling in. Right?
Jeff Prince
Working in the film and television industry while living in Fort Worth means you’ll probably spend a lot of your time traveling to other cities. Richard Porter spends much of his time driving to Dallas, Austin, or other citie...