Fort Worth Weekly

Fort Worth Weekly is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chase Whale, Kristian M. Lin
Rating Title/Year Author
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Kristian M. Lin [Director Adam Wingard] adapts to this big canvas without any strain. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
French Exit (2020) Kristian M. Lin The proceedings are handled with a light touch by Azazel Jacobs, the director of low-key charmers like Terri and The Lovers. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
Nobody (2021) Kristian M. Lin Odenkirk's presence at the center of this action-thriller makes it into an intriguing novelty. It could have been more, though. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
The Courier (2020) Kristian M. Lin Despite a satisfying final meeting between Greville and Oleg, it gives us little that we haven't seen in other such films. That's disappointing, but The Courier still draws an engaging portrait of two men who avert a nuclear war. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
The Father (2020) Kristian M. Lin It's a neat conceit. The trouble is, it stops there. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Kristian M. Lin I have to say that if the film falls short of my expectations, it's still a unique piece of work that's easily the best thing to take the kids to if you're craving a night out at the movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Kristian M. Lin While it's perhaps best appreciated by people who like her music (she states in the movie that she doesn't like to call them "fans"), it's a decent intro for newcomers like me. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
Marvelous and the Black Hole (2020) Kristian M. Lin A testament to director Kate Tsang and the incredible work that she did in bringing this story to life. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Kristian M. Lin Hampton's intelligence, charisma, and commitment to fiery life in Judas and the Black Messiah, and this character's presence resonates more than ever now. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
Nomadland (2020) Kristian M. Lin [Chloe] Zhao, like Kelly Reichardt (whose Wendy and Lucy is spiritual kin to this film), has a knack for gazing on the deeds of marginalized people with the greatest delicacy and empathy, without turning preachy or polemical. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
Minari (2020) Kristian M. Lin [Youn Yuh-jung] creates an indelible impression here as a grandparent with a uniquely peppery approach to kindness and compassion. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
Saint Maud (2019) Kristian M. Lin [Filmmaker] Rose Glass has Darren Aronofsky's ability to crawl inside her protagonist's messed-up head and plunge us mercilessly into a nightmare without giving us any time to catch our breath EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
Earwig and the Witch (2020) Kristian M. Lin Earwig and the Witch is wifty and lacking in the gravitas of the best anime films, but I found myself sitting still and paying attention for the duration. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
Supernova (2020) Kristian M. Lin The raw honesty here comes too late to make Supernova into a good movie, yet it does provide a reason to see the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
One Night in Miami (2020) Kristian M. Lin The performances of these actors are more than reason enough to see One Night in Miami. So is the appearance of a director to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
Soul (2020) Kristian M. Lin I can say that when it works, it's amazing stuff. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Kristian M. Lin This is a sparkling debut feature from Emerald Fennell. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Kristian M. Lin [An] uneven film that nevertheless improves considerably on the previous DC comic book movies. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
I'm Your Woman (2020) Kristian M. Lin [Julia] Hart would be perfect behind the camera the next time an A-list actress is in the mood to headline an action thriller. Let's hope that her steadily building body of work gives her that chance. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
The Prom (2020) Kristian M. Lin The star power in this musical promises an event, and it winds up being one in too many of the wrong ways. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Kristian M. Lin Davis cannily underplays, issuing her demands and edicts about running the band from a drunken haze that she can snap out of without warning... Even so, your eyes are ineluctably drawn to Boseman's Levee. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Happiest Season (2020) Kristian M. Lin Queering such a hoary and traditionalist genre is a radical move that only works if Happiest Season is actually funny. I'm delighted to say that in this barren year for comedy films, this is one of the funniest things I've seen. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
Sound of Metal (2019) Kristian M. Lin Sound of Metal is a film specially made for people who can't hear... That's not the only way in which this film is remarkable, either. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
The Climb (2019) Kristian M. Lin A funny and perspicacious look at what a drag your best friend can be. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Martin Eden (2019) Kristian M. Lin Where Martin Eden occasionally goes fuzzy, Marinelli's performance gives the movie its backbone as it tells the story of a provocateur who loses his grip when society becomes used to him. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Freaky (2020) Kristian M. Lin Freaky may not repay repeated viewings, but as comic horror movies go, it's a modest treat. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Ammonite (2020) Kristian M. Lin Too often, Ammonite feels like one of its main character's relics trapped under glass. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Let Him Go (2020) Kristian M. Lin Without much flair for visuals, the director is miscast in Let Him Go, which is what regrettably takes the film down. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
Kindred (2020) Kristian M. Lin [Director/co-writer Joe Marcantonio] has the germ of an interesting idea in Kindred and the talent to flesh it out. If only he could have seen it all the way through. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
Come Play (2020) Kristian M. Lin Mixed though the results are, this gambit from a first-time filmmaker repays his boldness. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Synchronic (2019) Kristian M. Lin Unlike some science-fiction creators, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead] don't forget the human beings at the center of their stories. Nor do they lose their sense of wonder at our existence on this planet. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
The Kid Detective (2020) Kristian M. Lin If you share my taste for a good puzzle that dares go where Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys won't, follow me. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
On the Rocks (2020) Kristian M. Lin Emotionally grounded without taking away from the sheer uncomplicated pleasure of this comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Yellow Rose (2019) Kristian M. Lin Let's hope [Eva Noblezada] graces the movies in better stuff, but she can't disguise the shoddiness of the filmmaking here. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Possessor: Uncut (2020) Kristian M. Lin Possessor isn't nearly as perceptive or nightmare-inducing as that sci-fi commentary on technology and its warping effects, but there's enough here for us to keep an eye on what else its maker might come up with. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
Kajillionaire (2020) Kristian M. Lin [Miranda] July's comic instincts remain as sharp as ever. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
The Nest (2020) Kristian M. Lin While it isn't as sexy as Uncut Gems, it seems like the more sustained and self-aware achievement. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Chase Whale The Wyld Stallyns gets back together in an excellent new adventure. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
Tenet (2020) Kristian M. Lin It would be better if Tenet gave us more to feel. That would make it easier to absorb all the confusion that this thriller sows. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Kristian M. Lin In a showcase role, Patel proves equally capable as the dashing hero, the butt of a joke, and the clown who does comic impersonations of the people around him. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Kristian M. Lin The chemistry between these two means that Words on Bathroom Walls works better as teen romance than as mental illness drama. That will hold up regardless of where you see it. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
Sputnik (2020) Kristian M. Lin An eminently watchable piece of genre fiction. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
Red Penguins (2019) Kristian M. Lin A fascinating story about the Penguins' attempt to break into the Russian hockey business. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2020
Amulet (2020) Kristian M. Lin I fear thee, [director] Romola Garai. I don't mind saying it, and I want to see what else you do. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
Yes, God, Yes (2019) Kristian M. Lin Yes, God, Yes does not challenge Saved! as the best movie about Christian education, but it does make a diverting watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Relic (2020) Kristian M. Lin This disquieting Australian horror film was plenty good enough to keep my mind off the piece of fabric over my face. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
First Cow (2019) Kristian M. Lin Like her other movies, this one needs the sort of patience and concentration that you get from a darkened room devoted to the purpose, but a film by [Kelly Reichardt] is worth seeing by any means. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
Shirley (2020) Kristian M. Lin See this movie for the acting. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
The Painter and the Thief (2020) Kristian M. Lin Compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
Spaceship Earth (2020) Kristian M. Lin The film is a tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit, one that flags sometimes but never truly goes out. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020