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Anya Taylor-Joy throws another tantrum in Morgan.

Morgan Has Broken

This science-fiction thriller is decent late-summer fun.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you saw The Witch and wondered what else its young star, Anya Taylor-Joy, might be capable of. Morgan represents your first chance to see, and this science-fiction thriller confirms the remarkable talent of this 20-year-o...


Anna Gunn tries to make the numbers work in "Equity."

Equity: The Women of Wall Street

Anna Gunn aims for maximum Equity in this financial thriller.
Kristian Lin
I’ll admit, it never occurred to me that we might need a female version of all those high-finance dramas that we’ve seen ever since Gordon Gekko told us that greed was good. I didn’t see the need for it until I got a look...



A Tale of Love and Darkness

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING A Tale of Love and Darkness (PG-13) Natalie Portman co-stars, writes, and directs her first feature, this Hebrew-language adaptation of the memoir by the Israeli writer Amos Oz. Also with Amir Tessler, Gilad Kahana, Mon...


Ulrich Mühe in The Lives of Others, part of the Modern’s spy movie series.

Spies Like Us

Fort Worth Weekly
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth tolls in Labor Day Weekend with Power, Politics, and Paranoia: The Art of Espionage Film Festival. Don’t expect to see James Bond here, though you will spot a pre-Bond Daniel Craig as part ...



Ace the Case opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Ace the Case (PG-13) Ripley Sobo stars in this mystery film as a 10-year-old girl who witnesses a kidnapping while she’s left home alone. Also with Susan Sarandon, Lev Gorn, Aaron Sauter, and Marc Menchaca. (Opens Fri...


Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers are a golden couple in the making in Southside With You.

Southside With You: Obama Afternoon

A charming romance about our First Couple.
Kristian Lin
Barack Obama isn’t out of office yet, and already I’m nostalgic for his presidency. I’d probably appreciate his easy communication and cool leadership in the face of unreasonable opposition regardless of the circumstances...



Ha Jung-woo looks for a way out of "The Tunnel."

The Tunnel: Beneath the Surface

A man is trapped underground, and South Korea responds poorly.
Kristian Lin
Two years ago, a ferry called the MV Sewol capsized off the southwestern tip of South Korea, leaving more than 300 people (most of them schoolchildren) dead and greatly damaging the South Korean people’s faith in their govern...


VVOES headlines at the Live Oak, Wed.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 24 – The letter “w” used to be printed as a double v, a touch that inspired the title cards for the film The Witch and also the name of the band VVoes, the indie-rock outfit that just won Best New Band at Fort Wor...



Ben-Hur

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Ben-Hur (PG-13) Not the 1959 Oscar-winning epic, but another adaptation of Lew Wallace’s novel about a prince (Jack Huston) seeking revenge for his enslavement during the time of Christ. Also with Toby Kebbell, Rodrig...


Ben Foster and Chris Pine contemplate the land they’re prepared to kill for in Hell or High Water.

Hell or High Water: Texas Hold-Up

Set in West Texas, a hellacious thriller of the recession.
Kristian Lin
The big economic recession that hit eight years ago has inspired its share of films like 99 Homes and The Big Short, but even the lightest of these have been burdened by a certain amount of preachiness and moral outrage. The co...