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Kristian Lin

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Film Shorts // March 17-23, 2021

OPENING   City of Lies (R) This thriller by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) is about an ex-cop (Johnny Depp) and a reporter (Forest Whitaker) who...

Courier: Moscow Mule

Middlebrow films like The Courier were already having a tough enough time before the pandemic. Since it hit, everything that has come out has...

Best Documentaries of 2020

Generally, this feature runs well before the Oscar nominations are announced, but not this year, as the news was revealed this past Monday. Thus,...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2020

Here we go with one of my favorite features of the year. A debut filmmaker is like the toy you unwrapped at Christmas that...

Film Shorts // March 10-16, 2021

OPENING   Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (R) Sacha Baron Cohen returns for this sequel to his 2005 hit, exposing right-wing racism and COVID truthers in America. Also...

I Never Sang for The Father

My first thought while watching The Father was, “Wow, this was probably fire on the stage.” My thoughts sank, though, as this piece of...

Aloha to All That

Ray’s Corner Store on 8th Avenue used to be the home of Ray’s Corner Store Burgers. While I never ate there, I remember it...

The Best Lead Performances of 2020

There’s not that many A-list stars in 2020’s list of the best leading actors. Some of you might see that as a negative, but...

The Best Supporting Performances of 2020

I did some of my year-end film coverage when the year actually ended, but now that 2020 is officially over in cinematic terms, I’m...

Film Shorts // March 3-9, 2021

OPENING   A1 Express (NR) This Indian sports comedy stars Sundeep Kishan, Lavanya Tripathi, Dayanand Reddy, and Murli Sharma. (Opens Friday at Cinépolis Euless) Chaos Walking (PG-13)...