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Film Reviews

The Comedian: Laugh Lines

Funny people are delightful to be around, but professionally funny people can be exhausting. They turn every conversation into a wisecrack, a pun, an...

Odds and Ends

One of my favorite regular features is this one that I do around this time every year. It’s my way of writing about a...

Silence: Word of God

My other duties at the Weekly kept me from seeing Martin Scorsese's Silence before I made out my list of the year's best films....

Live by Night: Rum Reasons

Okay, now I'm worried about Ben Affleck, the director. You can understand why Warner Brothers might have been excited to put out his latest...

A Monster Calls: I’ll Call on Yew

Whenever I watch Juan Antonio Bayona's supernatural movies, I always get this sense of a lively guy who came late to the party. The...

Hidden Figures: Fuzzy Math

Mathematics seems to be one of the hardest subjects for filmmakers to tackle. It's relatively easy to show the audience that a character is...

The Top 10

As 2016 draws to a close, we must say farewell to the Fort Worth Weekly Film page. This article is its last official hurrah...

Jackie: Camelot’s End

As with any subject that has been plumbed endlessly by journalists and historians as well as artists, a movie about the Kennedys needs a...

Fences: American Family

While Denzel Washington has undoubtedly been one of the great actors of our time, his efforts as a director have been no more than...

Passengers: Wake-Up Call

Like La La Land, the deluxe yet minimalist space opera Passengers brings together a simple concept, an Oscar-nominated director, and two of American cinema’s...