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April

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening April and the Extraordinary World (PG) This English-dubbed animated steampunk movie from France is about a little girl (voiced by Angela Galuppo) who goes searching for her parents after they become the latest in a wave...


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Boys in the Band

Sing Street: For anyone who loves music, Ireland, or the 1980s.
Kristian Lin
It’s official: John Carney is making the best movie musicals anywhere in the world. The Irishman burst onto the scene with his Oscar-winning 2007 debut Once and his 2014 American follow-up Begin Again. His autobiographical la...



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The End of the Tour

Punk rockers battle neo-Nazis in the harrowing Green Room.
Kristian Lin
Jeremy Saulnier’s superb low-budget revenge thriller Blue Ruin made my list of 2014’s best films, but its scant distribution kept mass audiences from seeing it. His follow-up Green Room is opening on many more screens this ...


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JFK Unbound

Labyrinthine plot aside, the music and performances at the world premiere of the Fort Worth Opera’s most ambitious commission to date were solid.
Edward Brown
As crowds piled into Bass Performance Hall last weekend, young men and women wearing cardigans, sharp suits with thin ties, box dresses, and other mainstream ’60s attire handed out red-white-and-blue election buttons with “...



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No Yolk

Move over locals, there’s a new urban diner in town.
Laurie James
If you’ve lived in or worked around downtown Fort Worth for at least a decade, you may feel nostalgic when a new restaurant opens –– odds are good the new joint is built on the metaphorical gravesite of someplace you used...


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Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Elvis & Nixon (R) This dramatization of the real-life 1970 meeting between Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) and Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) would have been better on stage. Elvis goes to the White House to ask for a...



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Before the Semester

Richard Linklater scores again with the charming Everybody Wants Some!!
Kristian Lin
Now that Boyhood finally made the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences acknowledge that Richard Linklater exists, the filmmaker is back to his old familiar grounds with yet another largely plotless ensemble comedy abou...


Tom Hanks dresses for business and not the weather in "A Hologram for the King."

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A Hologram for the King is a tourism ad for a repressive dictatorship.
Kristian Lin
An inoffensive movie unless you think about it, A Hologram for the King begins with Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) on a flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A former Schwinn bicycle executive who lost most of his money to the 2008 recession ...



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Showing Its Routes

This Indian eatery brings a fresh take on classic Mughlai and Kashmiri cuisines to Fort Worth.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
For foodies, the idea of popping into the nearest Radisson hotel for a bite is likely to be somewhat anathema. Even in the culinary blight of Fort Worth’s south I-35 corridor, most of us, if pushed on the question, would pref...


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Ronnie Heart: Moving on Up

The Fort Worth dance party king’s long-awaited EP is out.
Jasun Lee
A text saying, “I’m on my way!” hits my phone as Neon Indian’s 2010 anthem “Deadbeat Summer” starts playing in a coffee shop on Lower Greenville where I am awaiting the arrival of Ronnie Heart. Five years ago, the 3...