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Kristian Lin

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Film Shorts

  OPENING   Bill & Ted Face the Music (PG-13) Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reunite for this third installment in the time-travel comedy series, as two...

David Copperfield‘s Tricks

I had all these complex theories about why there are so few good film versions of Charles Dickens’ novels. Then I saw The Personal...

Film Shorts

  OPENING   The Burnt Orange Heresy (PG-13) Giuseppe Capotondi adapts Charles Willeford’s novel into this atmospheric thriller that turns out to be something of a shell...

Words on Bathroom Walls: Plummer and Chef

A plurality of movie theaters reopens in Tarrant County this week. Along with so much else, the coronavirus epidemic has shifted the parameters of...

Tonight, We’re Gonna Crockett

I never went to the old Food Hall at Crockett Row, even though this publication has written about it on several occasions. Therefore, I can’t compare...

Sputnik: Passenger

For decades, Russian filmmakers have largely ignored the international audience. They’ve made films strictly for domestic moviegoers, because there have been enough of those...

Black, Gold, and Red Penguins

My interests in hockey and film don’t often intersect, but with the NHL back on the ice, Universal Studios is putting out Red Penguins,...

R.I.P., Leon Fleisher

The classical music world gives us the sad but not unexpected news today that pianist Leon Fleisher has died at the age of 92....

Amulet: Chiroptophobia

Nowhere have women film directors made such an impact as in horror movies. Of course, women have now directed great films in every genre,...

Yes, God, Yes: Avoid Leafy Greens

Yes, God, Yes brings back memories for me, because it is set at a Catholic school spiritual retreat in the early 2000s. I went...