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Hello, My Name Is Doris opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Hello, My Name Is Doris (R) Sally Field stars in this comedy as an office worker who pursues a romance with a much younger man (Max Greenfield). Also with Beth Behrs, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Stephen Root, Elizabeth Reaser...


La Poblana rewards adventurous diners with distinct regional cuisine. Photo by Lee Chastain.

No Frills Mexican

La Poblana specializes in regional cuisine that doesn’t cater to gringos.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
According to legend, the nuns panicked when they were told to expect a visit from the archbishop. They had nothing suitable to serve such a distinguished guest. In desperation, the cloistered women prayed for guidance, and an a...



Come on, England! Sacha Baron Cohen and his fellow yobs watch the big game in The Brothers Grimsby.

Grim and Grimmer

Sacha Baron Cohen flails drunkenly in The Brothers Grimsby.
Kristian Lin
If you’ve heard anything about The Brothers Grimsby, it’s probably that the movie has a joke in which Donald Trump contracts AIDS. Supposedly the studio that’s putting out the film (Sony) has been trying to bury the Ameri...


"Embrace of the Serpent" opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Embrace of the Serpent (NR) Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, this Colombian drama is about an Amazon River shaman (Antonio Bolívar) who works with two European scientists (Jan Bijvoet and Brionne Davis) t...



Géza Röhrig is a Jewish man on a mission in "Son of Saul."

Buried Child

The Oscar-winning Son of Saul makes the Holocaust freshly horrifying.
Kristian Lin
If you’ve seen a few too many uninspired Holocaust dramas like I have, you might start to think that the subject is played out and that there’s no way to tell this chapter of history differently. Son of Saul manages to brin...


Sam-Lao

New Local Music

The Live Oak released a live compilation and Sam Lao sashays delightfully.
Fort Worth Weekly
Live at the Live Oak, Vol. 1, various artists The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge is an acoustically and aesthetically pleasing joint to go listen to traveling singer-songwriters as they pass through town. And now it’s a wel...



“The heirloom vegetable salad was an impeccable mélange of textures and flavors.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Pressed for Time

Chef Felipe Armenta’s third try has a few kinks to work out.
BY LAURIE JAMES
At 11:30 a.m. on a sunny Saturday morning, the hostess at Press Café indicated an inside table for two would be available in 45 minutes to an hour. Seating options include about two dozen tables inside, an upstairs patio that ...


The Other Side of the Door

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Boy and the Beast (PG-13) This Japanese animated film by Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars) is about a street kid who stumbles upon a world filled with warrior beasts. Voices by Eric Vale, John Swasey, Monica Rial, Alex Or...



Judy and Nick wait patiently for the sloths at the DMV to do their work in Zootopia.

The Hop Cop

That rabbit is dynamite! Zootopia’s cuddly exterior hides some thorny issues.
Kristian Lin
I must admit that for a Disney animated film about an adorable little bunny rabbit, Zootopia proved harder to shake off than I expected. I should have taken a closer look at the behind-the-scenes talent involved in this, but th...


Tina Fey reports on the latest from a war-torn region in "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."

Unbreakable Kimmy Baker

Tina Fey goes to a war zone in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Kristian Lin
I hate to keep harping on the subject of whitewashing, but Hollywood keeps shoving it back in my face. One of the major supporting characters in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is an Afghan named Fahim, a former doctor who’s now workin...