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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 ...


Trumbo

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...



Windsor

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 ...


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Outside Voice

Take your mom to the harrowing prison movie Room.
Kristian Lin
Brie Larson has been around. You probably saw her as Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck or as the token girl in the movie version of 21 Jump Street. Fine as her performances in those comedies are, they don’t hint at the ext...



"The Funhouse Massacre" Opens Friday in Dallas

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Funhouse Massacre (NR) Robert Englund stars in this horror movie about six psychopaths who escape from an insane asylum and kill the people in a haunted house. Also with Scottie Thompson, Chasty Ballesteros, Courtne...


Everything made in-house at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen was a treat. Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Tale of Two Polanco’s

The food is great at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen, except when it’s poured from a box.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
It was a slow, lazy Sunday evening when my guests and I pulled up to Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen in southeast Arlington. The joint was so empty that we worried it might be closed, but our server warmly welcomed us. We were seat...



Raven-Charter

New Local Music

Steve Steward
Raven Charter’s Reset The first thing that jumps out at me from Reset, North Texas prog-rock outfit Raven Charter’s third record, is its sonic perfection: perfectly played, perfectly recorded, with time signatures switching...


Squanto’s Color TV Death represents a new paradigm.

Squanto’s Spear of Density

There’s new music, and then there’s this Fort Worthian’s dark electro-pop.
Anthony Mariani
For fans of ’90s trip-hop, early Beck, glitchwerks, the poetry of John Ashbery and Jorie Graham, and music as people 30 and older probably treasure it, Squanto represents a sonic totem. “Ten was the last great album-album!...