Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ice Eater’s Don’t Care is a “welcome chunk of kaleidoscopic international flavor.”

Best Local Albums of ’13

Fort Worth produced a ton of good records this year, and there’s just so much to choose from that compiling a judicious list of...
Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks".

Making Mary

Saving Mr. Banks is a lie. I don’t mean in the film-school sense that all movies (even documentaries) are fictions constructed by an author....
Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper are dressed for a con game in American Hustle.

Hustle and Russell

Some caper films are sleek humming machines, but American Hustle is by David O. Russell, which means that it lurches and veers and speeds...
Tillman, left, with Wilson: “We had a very good year.” Gayle Reaves

ShaleTest Is Cruising

It felt like being a witness to history: watching Sharon Wilson learn how to use a FLIR camera to detect otherwise-invisible streams of toxic...
Julie Lazarus’ “Murano”

Gallery

Anyone who’s been to Venice can testify to the Italian city’s shimmering, wavering light caused by the water. Julie Lazarus’ show of paintings and...

A Maze of Pain

Last April, Sergeant Chip Gillette, a 27-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department, was coming to a stop at a red light when...
Like everything at First Chinese BBQ, the Hong Kong-style fried squid with rice is hyper-traditional. Vishal Malhotra

First Chinese BBQ: Authentic Flavor

As with many ethnic cuisines, most local Chinese restaurants offer fare that’s been tamed for Western taste buds and preferences. Not First Chinese BBQ...
Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh sing country music in The Broken Circle Breakdown.

A Different Country

A film unlike anything you’ve seen, The Broken Circle Breakdown begins with five bearded guys wearing Stetsons and playing guitars, fiddles, and banjos. They’re...

United Kingdom About To Get Drilled

After the United Kingdom began offering tax breaks for natural gas drillers recently, The Guardian newspaper ran a story on what drilling will be...

DFW Film Critics: “12 Years a Slave” Is Year’s Best Film

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association announced the results of their annual poll this morning, and 12 Years a Slave took the prize as...