Posts Tagged ‘reviews’
Trippin’ to the Altar

He’s Trippin’

An Austin filmmaker snags a prize at the Fort Worth Indie Film Festival.
Kristian Lin
At 52, David Reyes took a while to finally finish his first fiction film. “I was part of that sad generation that saw Star Wars and decided [filmmaking] was what I wanted to do,” said the Austin filmmaker. “I was 14 years...

Amateur Night

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Amateur Night (NR) Jason Biggs stars in this comedy as an unemployed architecture student who takes a job driving sex workers to their meeting places. Also with Janet Montgomery, Ashley Tisdale, Bria L. Murphy, Jenny Mo...


Summer Dean’s Unladylike

Eric Grubbs
Summer Dean Unladylike (Self-released)   Summer Dean has been working on her solo material for years, playing shows frequently (including opening for notable country stars Sam Outlaw and Lindi Ortega) and she’s finally p...

The lomo saltado was a traditional stir-fry that bowed to Peru’s Asian heritage. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Post-Columbian Eats

Peru Gourmet stands out, albeit in an uncrowded field.
When it comes to food from South America, most diners don’t usually meander beyond Central American/Salvadoran fare –– if they ever make it past the multiple varieties of regional Mexican cuisine available locally. So hav...

The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.

Madrileños Locos

Adam Adolfo says goodbye to Artes de la Rosa with this airy musical.
Kristian Lin
A little more than a month ago, the news dropped that Adam Adolfo was leaving his job as artistic director of Artes de la Rosa after seven years. It was saddening to hear, especially for those of us who remember the troupe befo...

Captain Fantastic opens Friday

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Captain Fantastic (R) Viggo Mortensen stars in this comedy as a hippie father of six in the rural Pacific Northwest whose unorthodox parenting style is forced to confront the outside world. Also with George MacKay, Sama...


VVOES’ Get Your Life

Jasun Lee
VVoes Get Your Life (Self-released) Shortly after debuting its demos online in 2015, Fort Worth-based Ill Smiths began generating a solid amount of buzz around the region and decided it was time for a more proper release. Front...


Alexandria Rhea’s Naked Soul

Audrey Rodriguez
Alexandria Rhea Naked Soul (Self-released) “Naked” is the obvious adjective used to describe Alexandria Rhea’s debut EP. The 27-year-old Cleburne native not only appears bare-skinned from the waist up on the cover with m...

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn go drunken grocery shopping in Bad Moms.

Bad Moms: Oh, Mama!

These mothers cut loose in one of the summer’s funniest comedies.
Kristian Lin
The late Garry Marshall’s last film was released this spring. It was called Mother’s Day, and it wasn’t mentioned in many of the director’s obituaries, mostly because it was terrible and a sad ending to his long career....

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart check out Hollywood's stateliest homes in "Cafe Society."

Café Society: Beautiful People

Kristen Stewart outshines Tinseltown and Woody Allen's latest.
Kristian Lin
So it turns out that the latest young actress to give a dazzling performance in a Woody Allen film wasn’t Emma Stone but rather Kristen Stewart. Hands up, everybody who called that one. (Yeah, I didn’t think so.) In his lat...