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Posts Tagged ‘films’
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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...


How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change (NR) Josh Fox (Gasland) directs this documentary about activists trying to reverse climate change. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Idol (NR) Hany Ab...



Colin Farrell leads Rachel Weisz through a harsh wilderness in The Lobster.

All the Single People

’Tis the voice of The Lobster, a singular and very weird comedy about love.
Kristian Lin
However much is wrong with American capitalism, it could be worse. Just look at Greece, where mismanagement has led to mass unemployment, falling income, and crushing debt. Out of the hopelessness and misery has sprung a great ...


Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and Matthias Schoenaerts find trouble in paradise in "A Bigger Splash."

Death Pool

The Italian erotic thriller A Bigger Splash delivers a nasty kick.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you saw I Am Love, the 2010 romantic tragedy that introduced many Americans to the Sicilian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino. His follow-up feature is A Bigger Splash, a remake of Jacques Deray’s 1969 thriller La piscine, whic...



alice

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Alice Through the Looking Glass (PG) Tim Burton has been replaced as director, but this Disney-meets-Lewis Carroll adaptation remains loud, incoherent, garish, and stubbornly unmagical. Mia Wasikowska returns as the her...


Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale (foreground) scheme to make a good match in Love & Friendship.

Suddenly Susan

I love Love & Friendship, a Jane Austen adaptation to treasure.
Kristian Lin
I come to you this week as a Whit Stillman fan. There may not be that many of us, but our passion for his sophisticated comedies of manners runs deep. You can spot us rather easily, as we tend to be middle-to-upper-class and aw...