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Kristian M. Lin

Kristian M. Lin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It's indeed a shame that Blade Runner 2049 doesn't offer up enough food for thought to go with its visual brilliance.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Real life sucks, especially its misogyny. Fortunately, this is not only the greatest tennis film ever made but also a rousing piece of entertainment.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) ... Lady Macbeth, under its Victorian petticoats, cuts savagely close to the bone.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
68% mother! (2017) After all, the meditative, mystical Darren Aronofsky who made The Fountain and Noah is all well and good, but I much prefer the face-melting, bad-acid-trip, this-movie-is-eating-my-brain Aronofsky. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) . . . incessant hustling and crackbrained scheming makes Good Time into an undeniably riveting spectacle.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Like the best of his movies, this heist film retains its essential shagginess despite the A-list stars headlining it, and it reminds us what a nifty flair the director has for light entertainment.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) His [Taylor Sheridan's] first directing effort doesn't rise to the level of those other two movies, but it's solid genre entertainment all the same.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
94% A Taxi Driver (2017) [Jürgen Hinzpeter] is one of the world's greatest actors, and watching him work is more than enough reason to recommend A Taxi Driver.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) Detroit may be a form of justice for the people who suffered through that night at the Algiers Motel, but you know what they say about justice delayed.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
91% A Ghost Story (2017) It remains a failure, though a fascinating one because it's so unusual and borne of the filmmaker's ambition.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) This is an account of a neglected chapter of history that does justice to its scope, thanks to Nolan's assiduous application of his craft.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
76% Atomic Blonde (2017) As a spy thriller, this is riddled with problems... As an action flick, though, this is stellar.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This former fashion model's performance has everything you could want. If she picks better projects than [Valerian] Delevingne will be a star, which would be a nice legacy for this junky but eye-opening comic space opera to leave.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) And now I've found the romantic comedy of the summer and perhaps the year.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming benefits from its small scale and its focus on Peter's day-to-day teenage existence. The Marvel movies could use more of this.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) The astonishing fluidity with which [Wright] puts together the music, editing, and performances gives Baby Driver the sensation of riding in a high-performance car with just the right song coming over the speakers. The world seems to fall into place.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
89% It Comes At Night (2017) It's chilling in its implications. Were it as chilling an experience, this would be a truly great horror film.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) Instead of trying to expand the Cars universe, this third installment brings its cocky hero face to face with his sporting mortality and finds an emotional wellspring that brings up some good things.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) This is a proper introduction to a superhero who was brought on so lamely in Batman vs. Superman, and the good outweighs the bad here, on balance.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
94% The Dark Knight (2008) Pretty deep stuff from a popcorn picture, and it's one reason why the movie theaters right now are such a rich vein of entertainment.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant washed over me and left me thinking, "Eh."‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) This comic tragedy isn't something that'll blow you away, but I can't stop admiring the neat turns that this thing takes.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) If The Circle isn't the biggest disappointment of the moviegoing spring, it's up there.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) I laughed out loud enough times to recommend this retread.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent does give a haunting portrait of its protagonist whose tormented background gave him a vision of creating a place above the concerns of the ordinary world, buoyed by his culinary creations.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The point is, there's much more right than wrong in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, and enough of the original's jokey spirit to keep you primed for the third mix.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
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
80% 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
71% 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
97% 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
79% 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
79% 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
76% 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
93% 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
42% 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
91% 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
84% 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
99% 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
88% The Invitation (2016) Kusama does an expert job of unspooling the suspense. ‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
98% 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
91% 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