Posts Tagged ‘films’
Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse (R) Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and Joey Morgan star in this comedy as three scouts who try to save their town from a zombie outbreak. Also with Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Halston Sage,...


Burnt Down for What

Bradley Cooper deserves better service from this chef drama.
Kristian Lin
Most movies about chefs portray their subjects as divinely inspired (if occasionally temperamental) artisans who live to dazzle us with their culinary creations. Ah, but we know better, don’t we? Reality TV shows and chef mem...


Poke in the Eye

Truth is a numbing look into a journalism scandal.
Kristian Lin
You may recall that 16 years ago, Michael Mann made a laudable, well-acted, detail-oriented journalism movie called The Insider that cast CBS News as the villain. Truth aims to repeat the trick, and its depiction of the Eye has...

Michael Fassbender outlines his vision for the future as Steve Jobs.

Shiny Apple

Steve Jobs comes back in this wordy, wildly entertaining biopic.
Kristian Lin
“Artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands!” That might just be the most Aaron Sorkin thing that anybody has ever said in an Aaron Sorkin drama. (I think Mao Tse-tung would have approved of the sentiment, too.) Just wh...


Popcorn and Pancit

China and the Philippines move in on the screens at AMC Grapevine Mills.
Kristian Lin
The food isn’t the only thing new going on at AMC Grapevine Mills (see: Eats review, pg. 24). The Asian movies have been new as well. The Grapevine theater is one of 30 AMC theaters nationwide that participates in the chain...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Jem and the Holograms (PG) Based on the 1980s animated TV series, this live-action musical stars Aubrey Peeples as a small-town girl who unexpectedly vaults to stardom as a singer. Also with Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perri...


Prisoners’ Dilemmas

Spielberg and the Coens team up for the big, underwhelming Bridge of Spies.
Kristian Lin
Steven Spielberg directed Bridge of Spies from a script that was co-written by the Coen brothers. Not so long ago, these filmmakers seemed to be diametrical opposites: Spielberg was the representative of Hollywood’s old guard...


Street Life

Despite its miscasting, Time Out of Mind is a rare successful movie about the homeless.
Kristian Lin
Richard Gere shouldn’t play a homeless person. Let’s just say that off the bat. He gives it a good try in Time Out of Mind, which oddly enough opens only in Burleson this weekend. He grows out his hair and several days’ w...

Beasts of No Nation opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Beasts of No Nation (R) Cary Joji Fukunaga (TV’s True Detective) adapts Uzodinma Iweala’s novel about a 14-year-old boy (Abraham Attah) who’s drafted into a civil war in an unnamed African country. Also with Idris...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Final Girls (PG-13) Taissa Farmiga stars in this horror-comedy as a woman who reunites with her deceased actress mother (Malin Akerman) when she’s magically pulled into a slasher movie that her mother starred in. ...