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Boxer Willie

The homeless drama Cardboard Boxer never crawls out of the box.
Kristian Lin
You should always be suspicious of homeless dramas that star Oscar-nominated Hollywood actors. There are so many different ways that such movies can go wrong, prettifying the squalor or giving the actors phony Oscar-bait speech...


The Disappointments Room

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING The Disappointments Room (R) Kate Beckinsale stars in this horror film as a mother who unleashes supernatural forces in the attic or her new rural home. Also with Duncan Joiner, Lucas Till, Michaela Conlin, Michael Land...



Tom Hanks deals with the aftermath of heroism in Sully.

Water Landing

Tom Hanks soars above the stale drama of Sully.
Steve Steward
Named for US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Clint Eastwood’s film tells the real-life story of how, in January 2009, Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles successfully executed the water landing of Flight 154...


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Phantom Sensation’s Blackgrass Express

Fort Worth Weekly
Phantom Sensation Blackgrass Express (Self-released)   By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their songwriting h...



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A New Kind of Happy

With a new album out, I Happy Am is growing its band and sound.
Jasun Lee
A lot has changed for I Happy Am since its beginnings as a solo musical outlet for Fort Worth artist Rebekah Elizabeth. After about a year of releasing online home recordings of her songs, Elizabeth’s boyfriend Zachary Zaneti...


Jumra Kabab’s gyro plate is spiced with garlic and cinnamon. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Kababylon

Jumra Kabab doesn’t water down its authentic Turkish fare.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
After my first attempt to dine at Jumra Kabab was derailed by a gas line issue, I skulked and sulked hungrily away, annoyed that I would have to make a return visit all the way out to North Arlington to review a kabab shop. Sin...



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Bapharet Vessel’s The Good Kind of Mushroom

Edward Brown
Bapharet Vessel The Good Kind of Mushroom (Self-released)   Does sophisticated songwriting and a mature sound come only with age and years of experience? Teenagers Julian Cedillo (guitar, vocals) and Adam Tunnard (drums, v...


Anya Taylor-Joy throws another tantrum in Morgan.

Morgan Has Broken

This science-fiction thriller is decent late-summer fun.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you saw The Witch and wondered what else its young star, Anya Taylor-Joy, might be capable of. Morgan represents your first chance to see, and this science-fiction thriller confirms the remarkable talent of this 20-year-o...



Anna Gunn tries to make the numbers work in "Equity."

Equity: The Women of Wall Street

Anna Gunn aims for maximum Equity in this financial thriller.
Kristian Lin
I’ll admit, it never occurred to me that we might need a female version of all those high-finance dramas that we’ve seen ever since Gordon Gekko told us that greed was good. I didn’t see the need for it until I got a look...


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Jacob Furr’s Sierra Madre

HearSay
Jacob Furr’s gone dark. On the Fort Worth singer-songwriter’s fifth recording, Sierra Madre, he sprinkles his trademark acoustic balladry with some crunchy guitarwork and intense rhythmic passages. The new material, Furr sa...