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Kristian Lin

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Sound of Metal: The Rest Is Silence

Like many other things in this world, movies tend not to be made for deaf people. Sure, one can always turn on the subtitles...

Happiest Season: Straight Faces

Gay people have many movies to call their own but not a Christmas movie. When you consider that Lifetime, Hallmark, and Netflix put out...

Martin Eden: London, Italy

This past February, I would have bet money that The Call of the Wild would be the best Jack London adaptation of the year....

Film Shorts

OPENING   Buddy Games (R) Josh Duhamel makes his directing debut and co-stars in this comedy about a group of friends who reunite for a series...

The Climb: Worstie

The Climb begins with a deliciously funny nine-minute single take, as best friends Mikey (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) cycle up a...

Freaky: Kill Switch

Three years ago, Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day found some great laughs by applying the conceit of Groundhog Day to a slasher film. Now,...

Ammonite: Museum Piece

I hate making the same comparison as every other film critic, but sometimes two movies bear so many similarities that ignoring it only makes...

Film Shorts

OPENING   Blindfire (NR) Brian Geraghty stars in this thriller as a white police officer who tries to clear his name after killing an innocent African-American...

Alone Star

As I’ve mentioned before, the Lone Star Film Festival went entirely online this past week, so I had the new experience of taking in...

Film Shorts

OPENING   Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man (NR) Allen Farst’s documentary profiles the legendary rock keyboardist. Also with Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer,...