Posts Tagged ‘films’

A Whole New World

Saoirse Ronan shines in Brooklyn as an immigrant girl coming of age.
Kristian Lin
This is weird: John Crowley was originally supposed to direct the upcoming Carol, but he dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. Instead, the Irish filmmaker made another movie that, just like Carol, is set in 1952 in New Yor...


Gonna Fly Now

This new Creed is one I can believe in.
Kristian Lin
For whatever reason, I never got invested in the Rocky series. I haven’t even seen most of the sequels. So perhaps I’m being presumptuous when I say that Creed is an addition it can be proud of. Then again, I’m assuming m...


Rapier Whit

Fort Worth Weekly
With all due respect to Clueless, the great teen comedy of the 1990s was Metropolitan. Coming just as John Hughes’ youth movies had petered out, Whit Stillman’s film injected intellectualism and sophistication into the teen...

Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, and Brian D’Arcy James prepare to break an earth-shaking story in Spotlight.

Wrath of God

A new film calls down the Spotlight on a buried church scandal.
Kristian Lin
People are calling Spotlight a journalism drama, but you’ve probably seen too many movies about journalists that are adulatory or wildly inaccurate or just plain bad. So I’m calling Spotlight a detective movie in which jour...


Partial Justice

Secret in Their Eyes is a pale copy of a terrific Argentinian cop thriller.
Kristian Lin
Juan José Campanella’s The Secret in Their Eyes won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2009, and no wonder. His extensive experience directing episodes of American TV (Law & Order: SVU) gave his Argentinian cop thriller ...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Trumbo (R) Bryan Cranston stars in this biography of the Oscar-winning screenwriter who defied the anti-Communist Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. Also with Louis C.K., Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan...


I Live in a Small Town

A Fort Worth filmmaker premieres his debut feature in front of his hometown.
Kristian Lin
I saw Windsor last Sunday during the just-concluded Lone Star Film Festival. Given how much coverage this publication has expended on Fort Worth’s Porter Farrell and his film, it would have been strange for me to be anywhere ...


Outside Voice

Take your mom to the harrowing prison movie Room.
Kristian Lin
Brie Larson has been around. You probably saw her as Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck or as the token girl in the movie version of 21 Jump Street. Fine as her performances in those comedies are, they don’t hint at the ext...

"The Funhouse Massacre" Opens Friday in Dallas

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Funhouse Massacre (NR) Robert Englund stars in this horror movie about six psychopaths who escape from an insane asylum and kill the people in a haunted house. Also with Scottie Thompson, Chasty Ballesteros, Courtne...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Big Stone Gap (PG-13) Ashley Judd stars in this drama as an Appalachian eccentric who discovers a secret in her past. Also with Patrick Wilson, Chris Sarandon, Jane Krakowski, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jenna Elfman, Jasmine Gu...