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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 24 Through December, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel has given the locals a reason to visit with readings from children’s books like The Legend of the Poinsettia and An Otis Christmas, accompanied by hot chocolate and cooki...


American Sniper opens Thursday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: American Sniper (R) Bradley Cooper stars in Clint Eastwood’s biography of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Also with Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Brian Hallisay, Kyle Gallner, ...



Anna Kendrick ponders what to do on the steps of the palace in Into the Woods.

Today Was a Fairytale

Into the Woods: There was a baker and his wife, and it was beautiful.
KRISTIAN LIN
Way back before Disney rejuvenated itself by making animated musicals based on fairy tales sprinkled with witty songs, adult concerns, and a wisecracking modern attitude, Stephen Sondheim beat the studio to that territory with ...


Christoph Waltz bullies Amy Adams into giving up credit for her paintings in Big Eyes.

My Wife Could Paint That

Big Eyes is a potent story of abusive marriage and not-so-high art.
KRISTIAN LIN
The way to understand Big Eyes is not as a movie about art nor as a Tim Burton film, though it’s both of those things. No, Big Eyes is best understood as a movie about domestic abuse, and as such it’s actually more powerful...



Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, at FWMSH’s IMAX theater.

Big Big Screens

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After Christmas, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is bringing in two new films to show on its IMAX screen. The first is Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s jumbo-sized and very science-friendly space epic. The movie...


Quvenzhané Wallis plays with Sandy in the new Annie.

Hard Knocks

Annie: Instead of treated, we get tricked by this leaden musical.
KRISTIAN LIN
Going into the newest big-screen version of Annie, I actually had some hopes for its success. Yes, the Broadway show is a saccharine piece of work that scored a huge hit in 1977 largely because a depressed America wanted to be ...



The dwarves make a last stand at their fortress in "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."

Gold Mountain

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit saga finally winds to an exhausted end.
KRISTIAN LIN
In English soccer, when a high-priced newly signed player goes bust, opposing fans will sometimes taunt the player and his team by singing, “What a waste of money!” That’s the serenade that came to my mind when I was view...


Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) Ben Stiller returns for this third installment as a museum security guard who must travel the world to save the secret denizens of all the museums. Also with Owen Wilson, St...



The Southern Lights flicker in Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Four Months of Night

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Most movies about the Antarctic focus either on the place’s natural wonders or on those cute and cuddly penguins. Those things are present in Antarctica: A Year on Ice, but they’re far from the whole show. This documentary ...


Top Five opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Top Five (R) Chris Rock writes, directs, and stars in this comedy as a comedian trying to become a serious actor while his fiancée (Gabrielle Union) wants to make their wedding the subject of a reality TV show. Also w...