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Kristian M. Lin

Kristian M. Lin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) A master class in comic outrage, Sorry to Bother You is a cinematic act of bomb throwing that made me laugh and laugh.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) Whitney, the new documentary sanctioned by her family estate, reminds us what kind of force she was in her day, and how much it cost her personally.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
67% Animal World (2018) Animal World is dry and repetitive, but it got my gamer brain going.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) Regardless... the craftsmanship of [director Sebastián] Lelio's filmmaking and the simmering passions of these performances deserve an audience.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Heaven knows that I myself fall short of Fred Rogers' state of grace all too often in my life, but watching Won't You Be My Neighbor? makes me want to renew my efforts.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) For all that, an astonishing amount of this movie still works.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) The indelibly unwholesome Hereditary does earn its comparison to [Rosemary's Baby], which tells you a lot about how accomplished it is.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
85% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade isn't great art by any means, but I liked the comedy-spiked chill that it gave me.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is efficient entertainment and no more than that, but it's also no less.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) His message of humility, charity, and stewardship of the world for the less fortunate is always welcome.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's in such ways that Deadpool 2 retains enough good will to get by.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) Rather, this light and occasionally silly confection is of an order wholly apart from the movies that Hollywood makes for kids. Anime lovers looking for something suitable to introduce children to this genre need look no further.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
87% Tully (2018) Compared to sanitized Hollywood depictions of motherhood, this is messy and daring in all sorts of ways, and it's the nicest early Mother's Day present we could wish for.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
45% Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) This movie would be considerably better if it just removed most of Michael's voiceover narration, which drones on at length about Iraqi politics, Michael's family history, and the inner workings of the U.N.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) [Director Lynne Ramsay] adapts Jonathan Ames' bear-paw swipe of a novelette and turns what could have been a lurid potboiler into a bracingly strange thriller centering around its protagonist's troubled head.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
32% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty may fail at starting any sort of cultural conversation, but it's a perfectly agreeable comedy for a spring weekend.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) It's a pity, then, that this is marred by too much voiceover narration by an aged Chun [...] droning about the transmigration of souls.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) The acting and craftsmanship here put this in the top 10% of B-grade scares and make this a crackling piece of entertainment.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The way this movie treats our relationship with animals makes it an unlikely cousin to Bong Joon-ho's Okja, and yet Anderson's dryly funny, tactile, and affectionate movie will... make you go home and look at your dog with fresh eyes. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) The fact that Ready Player One's best scene has little to do with video games feels like it means something.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) It all adds up to yet another low-key winner for Soderbergh... Don't let Unsane go unseen.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) ... it's good that Love, Simon is as accomplished and likable as it is.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) It's perfectly balanced, and a blast for those of us who prefer our teen angst with a body count.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Between this ambitious epic's genuine accomplishments and its injection of color into Madeleine L'Engle's beloved fantasy novel, I really, really hate having to pronounce it a failure. Yet that's what I must do.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) As a vehicle for its lead actress, it's satisfactory, but no more.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The results are astonishing.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) This Korean action-thriller is more everything than the John Wick films and Atomic Blonde put together.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
91% Raw (2017) If the Insidiouses and Sinisters and Conjurings of horror cinema have you bored, check out this bloody French treat.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
86% Okja (2017) ... has the most cartoonish performance of Jake Gyllenhaal's career as a Steve Irwin-like nature expert who gets co-opted by the meat lobby.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
88% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) The weirdness on display is engrossing, and the film already has a Criterion Collection DVD release.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Melanie Lynskey is the best reason to see this black comedy as a put-upon nursing assistant who snaps at the world after her house is burglarized and takes the law into her own hands.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Based on M.R. Carey's novel, this thing holds together quite well thanks to director Colm McCarthy, and it boasts some nice performances by Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, and Glenn Close as the humans.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
94% Donald Cried (2017) The movie has some storytelling issues, but you won't soon forget [Kris] Avedisian's comic creation... ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) ... how it didn't make the cut for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, I'm sure I don't know.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
73% Hostiles (2018) ... this well-intentioned revisionist Western is still a chore to get through.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Take a bite out of Phantom Thread, and you'll find a coating of the finest chocolate concealing a center of powdered glass.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) ... seductive, finely wrought, and gently knowing film...‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Spielberg demonstrates marvelous skill as he follows through on the story's journalistic, legal, political, and economic consequences.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
89% I, Tonya (2018) Regardless, this is the best figure skating movie ever made (sorry, Blades of Glory), even if it's more likely to inspire little girls to flip the bird than take to the ice.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is so thoroughly worked out that its drama never gets going, because neither its characters nor you have any chance to take a breath.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
85% Darkest Hour (2017) The pandering to modern sensibilities left me feeling insulted, and it would be enough to derail a better movie than this.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) ... a complete dud.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) This may not be among Del Toro's best films, but this tender love story fully belongs on the same shelf.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi continues that transition in a way that will gratify those who were around for the beginning of the series. In other words, let the space exploration continue.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Good news, everyone: We found the role that James Franco was born to play.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
90% Calvary (2014) Calvary deeply probes questions of faith, transgression, and forgiveness, but it doesn't forget to accompany those with laugh lines that are as jolting as any shot of Irish whiskey.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand turns her role into a masterclass on cold, slow-burning anger...‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird may fall short of being one of the all-time great high school movies, but Saoirse Ronan makes it enthralling at all times.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
97% Coco (2017) ... savor the sights and sounds of this latest Pixar win, achieved in unique fashion.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) From the corporate logo depicting the iconic superheroes to the supervillain's flying robot army to the post-credits sequence, Justice League takes its lead from The Avengers, and the comparison does not flatter the current film.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017