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Brett Bentman Goes Big

Five months ago, Fort Worth Weekly mentioned Brett Bentman in a feature story about local filmmakers (“Grappling With the Glitz Machine,” Nov. 5). At...

Ready Player One: Game Nights

Back in the 1980s, Steven Spielberg said that video games would become art the day they made someone cry. I think that already happened...

Drive by Night

If you were one of the hate-watchers who left Batman vs. Superman worn out and frustrated, maybe what you need is a lo-fi superhero...

I, Robot

The Terminator was about time-traveling robots from the future sent to kill an unborn child named John Connor before he could grow up...

Repo Man

David Michôd is clearly a talented filmmaker. I just wish I could figure out what he’s up to. The Australian writer-director made his debut in...
Eric Bana arranges a clandestine rendezvous at a crowded Wembley Stadium in Closed Circuit.

I’ll Be Watching You

Paranoid political thrillers crested in the 1970s, but I’m looking forward to a new wave of them inspired by the revelations by Edward Snowden...

Million Dollar Mandy

A lot of grads from Fort Worth Country Day School, one of the most elite private high schools in Texas, have experienced some success...

Safety Not Guaranteed: Grand Plaza

Every generation needs at least one sarcastic chick. We have Aubrey Plaza, whose bracing vitriol and crack comic timing have livened up films like...

Nodding Off

Often you hear about how comedy stars who act in movies need to be kept in line by directors. Well, Michel Gondry is a...

The Big Sick: Diss Ease

And now I've found the romantic comedy of the summer and perhaps the year. Nice to have that squared away. Kumail Nanjiani, the Pakistani-American...