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Kristian M. Lin

Kristian M. Lin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
66% Free Fire (2017) This quick-and-dirty free-for-all is the cinematic equivalent of a chocolate fudge cake slathered in maple-bacon ice cream. You don't order it because it's good for you. You order it because you crave it. Free Fire will satisfy your craving.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
78% Colossal (2017) Instead of playing Miss Perfect, Hathaway's playing a woman smart enough to know she's made a mess of her life and is trying to fix things. That refreshing turn makes this odd film so oddly compelling and funny.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
64% Gifted (2017) The filmmakers set this all up beautifully, which only makes it more disappointing when the second half of the movie degenerates into cheesy courtroom theatrics and soap-bubbly melodrama.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) If Your Name isn't quite as revolutionary as it seems to promise, it does herald an important and distinctive new voice that uses anime to address some grown-up - or at least partially grown-up - themes.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) This highly unusual work is a spellbinding meditation on grief and loss, Stewart's performance in it is nothing short of astonishing.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Boyle and his characters have a few more wrinkles and regrets now, but they haven't lost their rowdy energy and wit, qualities that keep the electricity going in T2 Trainspotting.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This script needed a more thorough refocusing and without it, this remake loses its essential reason for being.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) For all the work and talent that went into it, Kong: Skull Island evaporated for me as soon as I left the theater.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
92% Logan (2017) Logan is a beautiful send-off for the proud, tormented warrior who was so recognizably human underneath his claws.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Precisely because it addresses fears that have been absent from horror movies, Get Out is a future classic.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Overstuffed and undernourished.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Ade films it all with a lightness that makes the movie wear its 162-minute running time lightly.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) If I were Zack Snyder, I'd be ashamed. Since I'm not, I'm amused.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) Inconsequential but insightful drama about funny people.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
85% Silence (2017) Whatever your beliefs might be, it will make you think.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
98% Under The Shadow (2016) Committed performances by the two actresses help make this uniquely unnerving.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
93% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
89% The Invitation (2016) Kusama does an expert job of unspooling the suspense. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
92% Demon (2016) [Andrzej Wajda] didn't make this horror film, but his spirit hangs over it.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
81% Cosmos (2016) Another Żuławski extravaganza of overacting.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) You won't soon forget the way that one ends. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
34% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
93% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
73% Sing (2016) All this star power and musical talent in the voice cast is great. It should have gone for more.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
86% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
71% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The result is a slow-acting poison pill of a movie, brutal and effective.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
96% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
46% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) It's one of the best things you'll see all year.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
95% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
87% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
23% American Pastoral (2016) A top-heavy, tasteful, overstuffed film.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) You may not know who Andrea Arnold is, but she's a genius.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
84% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016