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Kristian Lin

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R.I.P., Stephen Sondheim

It’s weird that I just got through watching tick, tick… Boom! on Netflix, in which Bradley Whitford portrays Stephen Sondheim and does an expert...

Encanto: Singing Madrigals

About six months ago when I reviewed In the Heights, I said there were only two Latin-themed musical films this year. I severely undercounted...

Film Shorts // November 24-30, 2021

OPENING   Antim: The Final Truth (NR) This Indian action-thriller stars Salman Khan as a Sikh policeman trying to stop the rise of a crime boss...

House of Gucci: Divorce, Italian-Style

“The ex-wife of Italian fashion heir Maurizio Gucci was convicted of ordering her husband’s murder, and was sentenced to 29 years in prison. Most...

Film Shorts // November 17-23, 2021

OPENING   Alpha Rift (PG-13) This fantasy-adventure film stars Aaron Dalla Villa as a man who discovers a magic helmet that thrusts him into a world...

Afterlife: Give Up the Ghost

Good news, all you poisonous male Ghostbusters fans who accused the 2016 reboot of ruining your childhood. You have your wish in the form...

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Days 3-4)

Saturday, typically the busiest day of the festival, was relatively quiet this year. The highlight of Saturday was the presentation of lifetime achievement awards...

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 2)

Friday was my first chance to see the Downtown Cowtown at the Isis, the newly restored former movie theater that was known as the...

Escape Room

When P.T. Barnum opened his museum in Lower Manhattan, he noticed that people were staying inside too long for his liking, so he posted...

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 1)

Some of this year’s film festivals are still virtual, but the Lone Star Film Festival, having gone that route last year, is back to...