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Mark Hulme’s Way

A Fort Worth native now based in Dallas, Mark Hulme has spent much of his first 50 or so years building a publishing business....

Bonus Film Reviews

My Film page this week was a casualty of the early deadlines facing our Best of Fort Worth issue. Usually at least one really...
Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl take up a crusade for the truth in The Fifth Estate.

Springing Leaks

Is Julian Assange a hero or a creep? Going into The Fifth Estate, I entertained both opinions about the founder of WikiLeaks. However, this...

Breaking Bad

Somehow, the upper reaches of stardom have always seemed to just elude Jeff Bridges' grasp despite all his advantages as a well-known actor's son...

Oh, Mandy!

Here's an exercise: 211, Looking Glass, The Runner, The Humanity Bureau, Inconceivable, Vengeance: A Love Story, Army of One, Dog Eat Dog, The Trust,...

Also-Ran

Of all the young, male comedic actors who have recently been in or directed movies that don’t hew to formula, Steve Carell is arguably...
Iko Uwais and Cecep Arif Rahman go at each other with curved blades in a restaurant kitchen in The Raid 2.

Power Raid

When I reviewed The Raid: Redemption two years ago, I asked, “When was the last time you saw a badass Indonesian film?” Many people...

Prometheus: “Get It Out of Me!”

To answer your first question about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus: Yes, it is a prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. The director has hemmed...

Green Energy

Welcome to Hollywood in the 21st century, a time and place where a film doesn't need any fans to spawn a sequel. Five summers ago,...

Before the Semester

Now that Boyhood finally made the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences acknowledge that Richard Linklater exists, the filmmaker is back to his...