Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

Killer or Filler?

New recordings by Clear Acid, The Hope Trust, and Tornup lead this month’s hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Impossible Dreams There’s something poetic about the fact that Fort Worth rapper Tornup and D.J. Berto G. met while both were working at a vegan restaurant five years ago. It’s easy to imagine listening to the du...

Brett Bentman prepares for his feature directing debut.

Brett Bentman Goes Big

A Fort Worth filmmaker looks to make the leap to features.
Kristian Lin
Five months ago, Fort Worth Weekly mentioned Brett Bentman in a feature story about local filmmakers (“Grappling With the Glitz Machine,” Nov. 5). At that time, the 33-year-old New Jersey transplant was operating on four-fi...

Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds pose in front of Gustav Klimt’s masterwork in Woman in Gold.

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Woman in Gold turns a great Nazi art story into a museum piece.
Kristian Lin
The story of how the Nazis looted Europe’s storehouses of art masterpieces is a compelling one, whose salient details only came to light within the last few decades. It should make for a terrific movie. People are trying to m...

Maika Monroe enjoys a serene moment before she catches It in It Follows.

Tag, You’re It

Terror is a walking STD in the terrific It Follows.
Kristian Lin
Ever since It Follows debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, horror fans haven’t been able to stop talking about it. Maybe you were lucky enough to catch the movie at last fall’s Lone Star Film Festival, but if you ...


Out of Faction

Insurgent epitomizes the glass ceiling of girl blockbusters.
Kristian Lin
Example No. 54,903,812 of the movie industry’s glass ceiling: While Hollywood is coming around at a snail’s pace to the idea that a fantasy-adventure blockbuster franchise can still make giant piles of money if the main cha...

Metalhead opens Friday in Dallas

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Metalhead (NR) Ragnar Bragason’s drama stars Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir as a 1980s Icelandic teenager whose grief over her dead brother leads her to become a fan of death metal music. Also with Ingvar Eggert Sig...

The buffalo burger (from left to right), bruschetta, and braised short-rib pasta prove that Social House is more than socializing. Lee Chastain

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This newish West 7th gastropub may very well be all things to all people.
Edward Brown
Social House 840 Currie St, FW. 817-820-1510. 4pm-2am Mon-Fri, 11am-2am Sat-Sun. All major credit cards accepted. To the West 7th Street corridor, an area already loaded with Dallas transplants — Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Til...

The Walking Deceased

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening  The Walking Deceased (NR) Yes, it’s about zombies. Tim Ogletree stars in this spoof as a police officer who wakes from a coma to find himself in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Also with Joey Oglesby, Dave Sher...

Run All Night

Red-Eye Flight

Liam Neeson runs out of juice in Run All Night.
Kristian Lin
We need to pull the plug on this — Liam Neeson’s whole act is starting to get embarrassing. The Northern Irishman caught a second wind in 2008 when he starred in Taken, bringing his Schindler’s List gravitas to a crappy g...


Chimes at Midnight

Disney’s new Cinderella is told straight, but what for?
Kristian Lin
The story of Cinderella was first written down sometime in the 16th century by the Italian writer Giambattista Basile. Since then, the tale of the chambermaid who escapes an oppressive life by wearing a pretty dress and impress...