Posts Tagged ‘magnolia’
Blackmail (1929)

Getting Hitched

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In a 1997 Australian college comedy called Love and Other Catastrophes, a film professor informs his students that they’ll spend the semester studying Alfred Hitchcock’s works. The students groan with disappointment, and a ...


Waad Mohammed eyes a green bike and freedom in Wadjda.

Girl on a Bike

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When Wadjda hit American theaters last year, everyone said, “Oh! Look at that!” That’s because it wasn’t just a film from Saudi Arabia, a country where no film had ever been entirely shot before, but also because it was...



The presentation is as beautiful as the flavors at Spice. Brian Hutson

Thai One On, Magnolia

Spice does enough things well but could use a little more of its namesake substance.
LAURIE JAMES
The Thanpaisarnsamut family’s three restaurants (Thailicious, Thai Select, Thai Rice ’n’ Noodle) are usually on the short list for best Thai food in Fort Worth Weekly’s annual Best Of Fort Worth issue. The restaurants s...


Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh sing country music in The Broken Circle Breakdown.

A Different Country

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A film unlike anything you’ve seen, The Broken Circle Breakdown begins with five bearded guys wearing Stetsons and playing guitars, fiddles, and banjos. They’re arranged in a circle around a microphone and singing “Will t...



The Harvest screens as part of Movies That Matter, Sat.

Documentary Matters

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The quarterly film series Movies That Matter comes to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth this weekend, screening socially conscious documentaries free of charge to the first viewers who show up and bringing in guest speakers t...


Next Stop? Shinjuku Station

Everything’s classy, colorful, and tasty at this new Near Southside sushi joint.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The original Shinjuku Station in Japan is one of the largest train stations leading in and out of bustling Tokyo. The similarly named new restaurant on the Near South Side features photos of subways and subway memorabilia scatt...



Will Blair’s “Footloose”

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We’re always glad to hear more from coffeehouses with art shows. This Saturday Avoca Coffee is hosting an opening reception for artist Will Blair, whose canvases that mix encaustic, acrylic, oil, and spray paint will hang in ...


Magnolia Motor Lounge Revs Up

Gut-busting he-man fare and an automotive décor define this relatively new West 7th corridor spot.
ANTHONY MARIANI
I just couldn’t do it. I mean, everything was cooked beautifully –– the succulent beef patty topped with melted cheddar, the grilled mushrooms, the fried egg, the strips of chicken-fried applewood-smoked bacon, the slices...



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SiNaCa Studios
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With Gallery Night festivities going on in Dallas and Fort Worth at the same time for once, there’s an insane number of choices out there.


The Best Movies of 1999 (and other years)

Kristian Lin
With the end of the decade fast approaching, movie critics are putting out lists of the best movies of the last 10 years. I’m not doing that, though. I think it’s silly enough to compare the movies I saw last week with the ...