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Kristian M. Lin

Kristian M. Lin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Silence (2017) Whatever your beliefs might be, it will make you think. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) The reasons to see this are Na's expert buildup of sickening dread. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
98% Under The Shadow (2016) Committed performances by the two actresses help make this uniquely unnerving. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
92% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) I'm not one of Hong's diehard followers, but this movie's likely a great place to start if you've never seen one of his films. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
89% The Invitation (2016) Kusama does an expert job of unspooling the suspense. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) I don't look forward to Mike Birbiglia's films, but whenever I see them, I find I like them. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
92% Demon (2016) [Andrzej Wajda] didn't make this horror film, but his spirit hangs over it. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
81% Cosmos (2016) Another Żuławski extravaganza of overacting. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) You won't soon forget the way that one ends. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
83% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) The movie's graphic and highly stylized violence that still has the power to shock even four decades later. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
91% Always Shine (2016) If you're looking for an antidote to La La Land's sunny view of Hollywood, this works very well. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2017
33% Live By Night (2017) You'll need a pair of hip waders to make your way through the clichés that the actors have to spout: You Can't Trust Anyone, No One Gets Away Clean, and Live It Up Because There Is No God Anyway. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 12, 2017
87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls manages to be affecting despite its secondhand nature, largely because of a great cast and an honest script. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 12, 2017
92% Hidden Figures (2017) Despite admirable efforts from its high-powered cast, Hidden Figures takes a remarkable story and makes it feel the same as so many other movies. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Jan 6, 2017
95% Fences (2016) It's incredible that it has taken this long to put an August Wilson play on the screen. This movie redresses that, and its performances are wholly worthy of such a quintessentially American playwright. We're privileged to have them. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 29, 2016
70% Sing (2016) All this star power and musical talent in the voice cast is great. It should have gone for more. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 29, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) It turns out all the charisma in the world can't save your film if it's confused about what it's supposed to be. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2016
87% Lion (2016) It's incredible that it has taken this long to put an August Wilson play on the screen. This movie redresses that, and its performances are wholly worthy of such a quintessentially American playwright. We're privileged to have them. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) The result is enough to make you leap out of your seat and punch the air in triumph. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) While [Longergan] retains his playwright's focus on the writing and acting elements of film, he's skilled enough as a cinematic storyteller that this leisurely paced 137-minute movie does not drag or suffer from any dead spots. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The studios announced that Rogue One will be a stand-alone affair without any sequels or spin-offs, which is just as well. There's nothing here that's worth carrying into future movies. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2016
70% Miss Sloane (2016) Liz is most in control of herself when she's at her most self-destructive, and she is mesmerizing to watch. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 9, 2016
72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The result is a slow-acting poison pill of a movie, brutal and effective. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 1, 2016
89% Loving (2016) This well-intentioned film is so bound up in cotton wool that it doesn't have the impact its story deserves. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Dec 1, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Allied aims for the epic sweep and tragic grandeur of old-school romances, but it just winds up looking old. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 29, 2016
95% Moana (2016) Moana's female-empowerment message may not be as thoroughly worked out as it is in a movie like Whale Rider, but it is an enjoyable family film for the holidays that showcases the work of many actors of Polynesian descent. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 29, 2016
44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Unfortunately, the biggest accomplishment of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is to draw attention to the Ben Fountain novel that it's based on. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen is one of the year's best movies. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) What I realized watching this was how much the Potter movies relied on the skill and charisma of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. The actors here are introducing new characters from scratch, and so far they're not that gripping. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 16, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) It's one of the best things you'll see all year. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Without [Adams], Arrival becomes an arid and talky exercise, but thanks to her remarkable efforts, this thoughtful science-fiction epic has human warmth at its core. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2016
94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) This nasty, perverted, and highly enjoyable erotic thriller is the most ferocious movie about matters of the heart since Dangerous Liaisons. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 3, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge does justice to the courage and conscience of this man of nonviolence. This could have been a great film at 100 minutes or so. Too bad it runs 131. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Nov 3, 2016
23% American Pastoral (2016) A top-heavy, tasteful, overstuffed film. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) You may not know who Andrea Arnold is, but she's a genius. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2016
88% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Shin Godzilla is a success, blending bureaucratic detail with monstrous mayhem into one exciting package, with enough nods to the original and more than enough originality to let it stand and destroy Tokyo on its own. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2016
53% The Dressmaker (2016) This outback revenge fantasy wrapped in haute couture costumes is a good deal of fun. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Watchable but no more than that. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet Voiceless (2016) This film has a gritty Northeastern urban setting with a modicum of nonwhite characters, and it plays with the element of doubt with its main character. If only it added up to a good movie. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) I do have a professional duty to render my opinion on The Birth of a Nation as a work of dramatic art. As such, it's an impressive and confident debut for a first-time filmmaker. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2016
38% Cardboard Boxer (2016) You should always be suspicious of homeless dramas that star Oscar-nominated Hollywood actors. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) What saves this movie is Gordon-Levitt's subtle and profound performance as a political conservative being torn apart by his ingrained loyalty to his country and his moral convictions about the bad things that he's doing. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) He did much the same slapdash job five years ago when he adapted Alice in Wonderland, and it pulled in big audiences back then. This may repeat the trick, but it's still distinctly minor Burton. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2016
92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Queen of Katwe is that rare movie about Africa that doesn't involve war or disease or any other kind of large-scale death, and these performances help this remarkable story earn its uplift honestly. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2016
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) [It's] a valuable reconstruction of the events leading up to the oil-rig disaster that led to countless losses in human and marine life. The trouble is, that's all it is, and it feels less like a necessary narrowing of scope than a failure of imagination. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2016
81% Equity (2016) It's shot through with the same sordid desperation as the best movies of its type, and that quality looks different when it's seen through a woman's eyes. That makes Equity a valuable thing to have. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 1, 2016
91% Southside With You (2016) In our present climate, it's as welcome as a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 1, 2016
100% Tunnel (Teoneol) (2016) Subtlety clearly isn't a forte for writer-director Kim Seong-hoon, whose last film was the cop thriller A Hard Day. Then again, Kim's not after subtlety here. He's making an angry polemic against the state of his nation. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 1, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) Instead of the science-fiction masterpiece it could have been, Morgan ends up only as a genre piece. It's a very good one, though. Its young talent bears watching. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Sep 1, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) It lets us make our own judgments about what its flawed characters do, and that makes this low-budget genre exercise one of the best things I've seen this year. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2016