Posts Tagged ‘reviews’
Texas Ballet Theater’s version of DGV was quite a jolt.

TBT: On Pointe

Texas Ballet Theater rendered two contemporary pieces with aplomb.
Leonard Eureka
Taking on two hefty contemporary works for its season-opening program in Bass Performance Hall last weekend – Carlos Acosta’s Carmen and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse – Texas Ballet Theater looked ...

Nat Parker leads his slaves in a bid for freedom in "The Birth of a Nation."

The Birth of a Nation: Paid in Blood

I have lots of thoughts. Some of them are about the movie.
Kristian Lin
It was going so well for The Birth of a Nation this past winter. Debuting just after the Oscars had nominated yet another slate of all-white actors and directors, this epic about a real-life African-American slave revolt (cheek...

The Alchemist Cookbook – Ty Hickson stars in this horror movie as a young slacker who falls prey to paranoid delusions while holed up alone in the woods.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING   The Alchemist Cookbook (NR) Ty Hickson stars in this horror movie as a young slacker who falls prey to paranoid delusions while holed up alone in the woods. Also with Amari Cheatom. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Bette...


Hollywood Round-Up

Three literary adaptations hit our multiplexes for prestige season.
Kristian Lin
Oscar season has started to get into swing with the release this week of three big Hollywood movies based on real-life stories or well-known literary properties. By far the best one to see is Queen of Katwe, which tells the sto...

Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Harmonious Trio

This fine dining spot is a reason to go to Colleyville.
Kristian Lin
What a joy it is to find a great restaurant in an unexpected place. The Trio New American Restaurant’s address lists it in Colleyville, though right across the street is a large sign proclaiming its own place in North Richlan...


Boxer Willie

The homeless drama Cardboard Boxer never crawls out of the box.
Kristian Lin
You should always be suspicious of homeless dramas that star Oscar-nominated Hollywood actors. There are so many different ways that such movies can go wrong, prettifying the squalor or giving the actors phony Oscar-bait speech...

The Disappointments Room

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING The Disappointments Room (R) Kate Beckinsale stars in this horror film as a mother who unleashes supernatural forces in the attic or her new rural home. Also with Duncan Joiner, Lucas Till, Michaela Conlin, Michael Land...

Tom Hanks deals with the aftermath of heroism in Sully.

Water Landing

Tom Hanks soars above the stale drama of Sully.
Steve Steward
Named for US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Clint Eastwood’s film tells the real-life story of how, in January 2009, Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles successfully executed the water landing of Flight 154...


Phantom Sensation’s Blackgrass Express

Fort Worth Weekly
Phantom Sensation Blackgrass Express (Self-released)   By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their songwriting h...


A New Kind of Happy

With a new album out, I Happy Am is growing its band and sound.
Jasun Lee
A lot has changed for I Happy Am since its beginnings as a solo musical outlet for Fort Worth artist Rebekah Elizabeth. After about a year of releasing online home recordings of her songs, Elizabeth’s boyfriend Zachary Zaneti...