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Carol

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Carol (R) Based on a novel by Fort Worth’s Patricia Highsmith, this romance is about an aspiring photographer (Rooney Mara) who falls in love with an older woman (Cate Blanchett) in the 1950s. Also with Sarah Paulson,...


Leonardo DiCaprio wanders the West looking for revenge in The Revenant.

Unbreakable Glass

The Revenant looks awesome, but looks can be deceiving.
Kristian Lin
Look, I get why people are losing their minds over The Revenant. It looks amazing and has much else to recommend it besides. Still, it’s a movie by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who hasn’t been content merely to tell a st...



Samuel L. Jackson is one of many unsavory characters in "The Hateful Eight."

Despicable We

Quentin Tarantino marks time in his devilish Western The Hateful Eight.
Kristian Lin
The first thing you’ll see in The Hateful Eight is an overture. It’s a title card shown over several minutes’ worth of mood-setting music by spaghetti Western composer Ennio Morricone. A holdover from opera and ballet, ov...


Sebastião Salgado’s photographs are spotlighted in The Salt of the Earth.

Best Documentaries of 2015

Rounding up the nonfiction film achievements of the past year.
Kristian Lin
You may have noticed that I didn’t include any documentaries when I ran my list of 2015’s best movies last week. I’m never sure how to evaluate documentaries alongside fiction films — comparing fiction movies to one ano...



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Brazos BBQ Song

This Cresson gem is worth the trip.
Peter Gorman
In the world of destination food joints, most gas stations don’t cut it. But there are exceptions. Chef Point Cafe in Watauga serves up some fine cuisine inside of a Conoco. Tiger Farms Market on Wilshire Boulevard in Burleso...


The Danish Girl opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Danish Girl (R) A shapeless lump. This biopic of Einar Wegener a.k.a. Lili Elbe, one of the first men to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, is easil the weakest outing ever by director Tom Hooper (Les Misérables)...



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The Top 10

A feminine tinge comes to our best movies of 2015.
Kristian Lin
This year’s movies brought us Life, Love, Youth, and Joy, as well as a bunch of films about women that wound up dominating this list. I didn’t set out to do that. It just happened. Hollywood makes most of its movies about m...


Randy-Rogers

New Local Music

Two songmakers in different stages of their careers have something to say.
Jeff Prince
Randy Rogers Band’s Nothing Shines Like Neon Some of the best country and western songs feature Texas cities: “Abilene,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “Galveston,” “El Paso,” and “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mi...



hateful8

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Hateful Eight (R) Quentin Tarantino’s latest Western stars Kurt Russell as a bounty hunter transporting a captured outlaw (Jennifer Jason Leigh) when a snowstorm traps them at a store filled with killers. Also wit...


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Top 10(-ish) Local Albums of the Year

Here’s what one guy thinks about your creative output, Fort Worth.
Hearsay
Lots of good albums come out of town every year. Tons. But when time comes for me to compile this list, I have to stop and ask myself: Which local albums would I like to share with my wife? Haha. I’m just kidding. My wife lik...