Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

Moon Rocks

Alt-rock band Moon Grave has a new name and a new album in the works.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
Moon Grave has seen the good, bad, and ugly sides of a name. Until last May, the Fort Worth alt-rock trio went by the moniker American Holocaust. Everyone in the band felt it had a cool, gritty ring to it –– frontman Andrew...


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 ...

Chef David Hollister has opened three restaurants over the last few months. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Dagwood’s Does West 7th

Chef David Hollister takes his hearty fare to the swanky entertainment district.
If you’ve made it out to Ridgmar to visit Dagwood’s Grinders and Growlers, you already know Chef David Hollister can build a pretty good sandwich and tell you how to wash it down. Now with Dagwood’s Fire Grill Tap bringin...


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...


Gonna Fly Now

This new Creed is one I can believe in.
Kristian Lin
For whatever reason, I never got invested in the Rocky series. I haven’t even seen most of the sequels. So perhaps I’m being presumptuous when I say that Creed is an addition it can be proud of. Then again, I’m assuming m...


Partial Justice

Secret in Their Eyes is a pale copy of a terrific Argentinian cop thriller.
Kristian Lin
Juan José Campanella’s The Secret in Their Eyes won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2009, and no wonder. His extensive experience directing episodes of American TV (Law & Order: SVU) gave his Argentinian cop thriller ...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Trumbo (R) Bryan Cranston stars in this biography of the Oscar-winning screenwriter who defied the anti-Communist Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. Also with Louis C.K., Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan...

Tacos la Banqueta serves tacos and a squash blossom quesadilla frita. Photo by Lee Chastain.

On the DF

Go to Tacos la Banqueta for the food, not the atmosphere.
Kristian Lin
The Spanish word banqueta means “sidewalk,” and the sign outside Tacos La Banqueta reads “Puro DF,” which signals that the cuisine is purely in the style of Mexico’s Distrito Federal, or Mexico City. The capital has a...

“The Floor Scrapers” is part of the Kimbell’s Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye.

The Umbrella Man

The Kimbell celebrates an overlooked member of the Impressionists.
Kristian Lin
Gustave Caillebotte is the forgotten man of the Impressionist movement. This artist counted Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pissarro among his friends and supported them by buying their artworks, but for a number of reasons, he didn...


I Live in a Small Town

A Fort Worth filmmaker premieres his debut feature in front of his hometown.
Kristian Lin
I saw Windsor last Sunday during the just-concluded Lone Star Film Festival. Given how much coverage this publication has expended on Fort Worth’s Porter Farrell and his film, it would have been strange for me to be anywhere ...