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Film Reviews

Fútbol Flop

It's hard to make a sports film with real originality. How do you resist the siren call of the genre's cliches: the tough but...

Magician’s Assistant

I'm rather enjoying Michael Caine's late career. In this decade, he's done excellent work providing levity in dark films like Children of Men and...

Maiden Voyage

I am not a Star Trek fan. I hung out with a lot of them growing up, but I managed to miss all the...

Mala Day

The latest and certainly the least of the recent 3-D movies, Battle for Terra is directed by Canadian animator Aristomenis Tsirbas, based on an...

Wedding Carol

What can be done with Matthew McConaughey at this point? Back at the beginning of his acting career, in Dazed and Confused, he played...

American Express

A multiple prize-winner at this past January's Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is a drama that aims for a documentary's texture of real life....

Ellis Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Ah, the world of Bret Easton Ellis! The opulence! The decadence! The '80s references! The world of beautiful overprivileged degenerates engaging in joyless sex...

Dee Criminal-ized

American Violet is the sort of movie that Hollywood used to love making. It's a story of racially tinged injustice that lends itself...

Mighty Endeavor

Carlos Aguilar is no stranger to the pages of Fort Worth Weekly. The 43-year-old Fort Worth native was the subject of a cover story...

Da Doo Run Run Ron

A hero complex is an incredibly dangerous quality in someone with no heroic qualities. That's the lesson of the Bush administration, and it's also...