Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

New Local Music

New albums from Tungsten Wake, Mountain Kid, and two leading local classical giants lead this week’s hit parade.
Steve Steward, Kristian Lin, Edward Brown
Tungsten Wake’s Tungsten Wake As I plunged my brain ears-first into the crystal-clear heavy alt-rock world shimmering inside Tungsten Wake’s six-song eponymous debut, it occurred to me that it’s not often you hear funk ba...

Horseshoe Hill’s menu features some of Chef Grady Spears’ greatest hits. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Climbing Horseshoe Hill

Chef Grady Spears goes back to his delicious roots.
Apart from a couple of spots, the Stockyards isn’t known as a dining destination. Most natives obligingly visit the historic area on the North Side to entertain curious out-of-town guests or do some boot scootin’ at Billy B...


Lost in America

Jason Segel magically channels David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour.
Kristian Lin
You know Jason Segel as the adorable big cut-up from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets and especially TV’s How I Met Your Mother. In The End of the Tour, he is transformed significantly into the haunted, brilliant pos...

The date cake alone is worth the trip to Citrus Bistro. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Citrus Bistro Has Some Appeal

This Colleyville bistro shows promise but lacks polish.
Lauren Phillips
DFW Restaurant Week is a great excuse to get off the beaten path and try some places that might not otherwise make it onto your radar. The annual event, presented by Central Market and benefitting the North Texas Food Bank and ...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Straight Outta Compton (R) F. Gary Gray directs this biography detailing the rise and fall of controversial rap group N.W.A. in the mid-1980s. Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr....

Emma Stone and her comic talent go largely to waste in Irrational Man.

Beyond Good and Evil

Woody Allen misuses Emma Stone again, this time in Irrational Man.
Kristian Lin
Ten years ago, Woody Allen bought himself a creative rejuvenation by finding a new leading lady in the fresh-faced, widely feted Scarlett Johansson. With Johansson in demand elsewhere, though, it’s no surprise that he has now...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (NR) Brett Morgen’s officially authorized made-for-TV biography of the Nirvana frontman. Also with Courtney Love and Krist Novoselic. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Assassination (NR) Very confu...

Gino’s East serves traditional Chicago pizzeria fare in a kitschy setting. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

Gino’s Arlington Style

Though it lacks authentic atmosphere, the food is worth the trip.
It’s a mystery why anyone who isn’t in the witness protection program would move from Chicago to Arlington. The world-famous pizzeria Gino’s East has gamely made the migration, but the reputation of the place is a double-...


New Local Music

Matthew McNeal, Shadows of Jets, and The Vandoliers prove the Fort is hot.
Matthew McNeal’s Compadre The opening electric guitar lick on Matthew McNeal’s new debut album grabbed my ear from the get-go. The lick sounded kinda country, kinda rock, and I was wondering which direction we were about to...

Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff share a meaningful moment in a big-box retail store in "Paper Towns."

O-Town Girl

She’s been livin’ in a white-bread world, until she leaves Paper Towns behind.
Kristian Lin
Cara Delevingne starts her acting career already famous. She had always wanted to act, but what was supposed to be a sidelight as a fashion model turned into a stellar career for the 22-year-old Englishwoman with the enviable e...