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Show of Force

The Star Wars series returns much better, thanks to a new director.
Kristian Lin
I think I’ve been resisting the Star Wars hype pretty well. While people around me have been holding their breath for the better part of a year waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, my anticipation was cooled considerably...


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Fair Is Foul

Michael Fassbender mopes his way through the interesting failure Macbeth.
Kristian Lin
Some otherwise rational people think that there’s a curse over Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and one piece of evidence they have is that so many great actors have suffered critical and financial failure playing the Scottish usurpe...



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Here Come the Hardys

A British actor gets a double showcase in the otherwise dreary Legend.
Kristian Lin
You can see the reasoning behind Legend. In casting Tom Hardy as the identical twin brothers who ran London’s organized crime scene in the 1960s, writer-director Brian Helgeland must have felt like the movie was going to make...


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Career Move

Jeremy Lanning aims to film his noir thriller in Fort Worth.
Kristian Lin
Jeremy Lanning always knew he was going to join the military. “It felt like something I was supposed to do,” said the 41-year-old Fort Worthian. “And nothing interested me more than the helping professions. I wanted to wo...



Whale

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13) Chris Hemsworth stars in Ron Howard’s thriller based on the real 1820s incident about a group of Nantucket whalers stranded at sea for 90 days after their ship was sunk by a whale. Also...


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This My City

Chi-Raq: Make love, not … actually, don’t make love either.
Kristian Lin
Satire has been an element of Spike Lee’s filmmaking since the beginning. Caricatures, heightened reality, and subversive jokes aimed at all manner of targets have popped up all through his early films like She’s Gotta Have...



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Shadow Writer

The cast enlivens the otherwise flat Hollywood biopic Trumbo.
Kristian Lin
Dalton Trumbo was, to use an overexposed word, a hero. His life may never have been in grave peril, but after the Oscar-winning screenwriter was blacklisted from Hollywood by the House Un-American Activities Committee, he conti...


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Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Krampus (PG-13) The second movie about the evil Christmas spirit is about a boy (Emjay Anthony) who accidentally calls down the wrathful demon on his family. Also with Toni Collette, Adam Scott, David Koechner, Conchata...



Legend

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Legend (R) Tom Hardy portrays Reggie and Ronald Kray, the identical twins who built a crime empire in London’s East End in the 1960s. Also with Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, David Thewlis, John Sessions, Christopher ...


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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...