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Kristian Lin

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Kid Detective: The Hardy Man

The Kid Detective is set in a place that’s familiar from other children’s movies, one of those quaint, picturesque small towns where the streets...

Film Shorts

OPENING Alone (R) Bear with us here: This is not the horror movie by the same title that came out five weeks ago, but a...

On the Rocks: Daddy Issues

Like Woody Allen, Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker who has come in for criticism for the at-times aggressive whiteness of her characters, even if...

Yellow Rose: Broken Axle

A few years ago, I wrote about the AMC Grapevine Mills starting to show Filipino films. Since then, I’ve been regularly disheartened by the...

Berry Bar

Bar food, am I right? Just an endless parade of the same burgers, nachos, and wings that you’d get at the local Chili’s or...

Film Shorts

OPENING   Coco (PG) Pixar finds new life in its first musical. This Mexican-set animated film is about a 12-year-old boy (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) who...

Soccer Transfer Roundup

Hi yo, everyone. My biannual soccer transfer piece has been relegated to the blog. In some ways, that’s good because I have more space...

Film Shorts

  OPENING   A Call to Spy (PG-13) Lydia Dean Pilcher (Radium Girls) directs this drama about the women whom Britain’s espionage service recruits to spy on...

Possessor: Some Bodies

I’m trying to avoid the clichés endemic to film critics when I’m talking about Andrea Riseborough, but it isn’t easy resisting the temptation to...

Film Shorts

  OPENING   Akira (R) A movie set in 2019 but released in 1988, Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s anime classic receives a re-release, with voices by Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu...