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Kristian M. Lin

Kristian M. Lin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Lucky Grandma (2020) The film is best appreciated as a showcase for Tsai Chin, the 87-year-old actress whose CV stretches back to the 1950s.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Expands your idea of what this bright young star can do... Feldstein is the real deal‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
96% Saint Frances (2020) Pushes the gross-out envelope further than most woman-centric movies without losing its charm.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) [Director Kirill] Sokolov's antic sense of humor helps it go down easy.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) A remarkable study of a people permanently scarred by war as they dig themselves out from the ruins.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) The blend of the familiar and the esoteric make this the most accessible film of Mendonça Filho's I've seen.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) If you ever have a chance to see this surpassingly beautiful film on the big screen, don't miss it.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) [It makes] you wonder why we haven't had this story before and what other films like it might be lying unmade right now.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
82% The Traitor (2020) A fine mobster movie that comes at this hoary genre from a fresh angle.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
86% Emma. (2020) This visual stylization makes this Jane Austen adaptation more akin to the great Clueless than to more straightforward adaptations, and makes this into a bright directorial debut.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) This is the most powerful movie about domestic abuse in the last 88 years. We should act accordingly.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
35% Seberg (2020) Different parts of this movie feel like they're taken from different movies.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) [Filmmakers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz] know that the demons running loose in the human heart and especially the brain are enough to create terror of the soul.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
96% The Irishman (2019) One of Scorsese's masterworks.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
95% Marriage Story (2019) Baumbach is an expert farceur.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
91% Clemency (2019) I myself have found the film itself falling short of the hype, despite its felicities and its lead performance.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Watching it makes me feel like I've been hit with one of those confetti canisters. I could stand being hit again.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) It's a war film for fans of Downton Abbey. As such, it works splendidly. That doesn't make 1917 a great film.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
92% In Fabric (2019) If you're a devotee of cinema of the weird like me and dig the outré stylings of Mandy and The Lighthouse, In Fabric is a good bet for you.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) I must admit that Greta Gerwig's new version of Louisa May Alcott's novel is potent stuff.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) It's remarkable in many ways, and yet undoubtedly it got on my nerves.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) Director Jay Roach (who did, um, the Austin Powers movies) keeps the tone determinedly light, but the acting helps bring home how serious the stakes are.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker marks a stopping point for the films that began four years ago, and I find it to be a satisfactory conclusion.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
83% Waves (2019) Maybe Waves is only soap opera at bottom, but soap opera can be strong when it's elevated by overwhelming visuals and strong acting, like it is here.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) This film understands what Captain Marvel did and Charlie's Angels didn't: If you want people to think that your heroine is cool and important, don't treat her that way. Just show her doing cool and important stuff.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) If Queen & Slim doesn't always succeed as an act of provocation, it does work as a showcase for some new talent I'd like to see develop.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) On the one hand, I wish Rian Johnson were directing the new Star Wars installment after the job he did on The Last Jedi. On the other hand, if he were doing that, we wouldn't have the Thanksgiving feast of a murder mystery comedy, Knives Out.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) If Frozen II doesn't look to be the cultural behemoth that the first movie was, it shows that there are still things worth finding beneath the ice.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) I'll admit I was afraid that this movie would be a Ford commercial stretched out over 152 minutes, but thankfully, it's much more than that.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
51% Charlie's Angels (2019) For the record, I rate the current Charlie's Angels as better than its predecessors from the early 2000s. Just not by very much.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Perhaps this movie's greatest accomplishment is reminding us what a great actor Banderas is.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's the sort of failure worth saluting, ambitious, somewhat insane, aiming at a worthy target.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Seals a serious case for Bong Joon-ho as one of the great filmmakers of all time.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) [Cynthia Erivo] deserves a better vehicle, and Harriet Tubman deserves a better biopic (and to be on the $20 bill). Instead, Harriet is what we're stuck with.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is a trip, a harrowing journey into the minds of two men who drive each other insane while locked up together with the weather raging outside.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) It's no great shakes, but it is more compelling than you'd probably expect from a movie about warring 19th-century business interests.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) While foreigners sometimes see a country's flaws better than that country's natives do, that's not the case here.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
92% Monos (2019) It's a disquietingly strange and satisfying aesthetic experience in its own right.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) This exercise isn't deep, nor does it have the stylistic flourishes from Miike's most memorable films, but if you're looking for a violent romp, you won't go wrong with First Love.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is supposed to be about how we all need other people, but when those people are so boring, they seem more dispensable.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) [Writer-director Lorene] Scafaria does well with the sense that the wheels are coming off the strippers' enterprise, but it's the acting that makes this part of the film, with Wu and Lopez making an assured comedy team.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) [Jillian Bell] deserves her own showcase and delivers on the laughs here, especially in the scenes between Brittany and her running pals.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) I felt sorry for these actors, except for Hader, who emerges unscathed by injecting some badly needed comic relief.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) In the end, [Clare's] act of storytelling is mirrored in the film itself, a woman showing us that rape and murder are the ashes upon which our gleaming civilization is built. It's up to us to be strong enough to look.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
88% Ne Zha (2019) Strange and funny enough to recommend on its own.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) One way to make the slasher-movie heroine role more interesting is to make her funny, and both the Happy Death Day films and Ready or Not have been able to do that. I say, let's have more.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
96% Little Woods (2019) The film may not look impressive, but I am impressed by how [writer-director Nia] DaCosta introduces complications into this already complicated story without straining for effect.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) This feel-good drama filled with bounding energy is also a stark reminder of the hope that the America of Bruce Springsteen's music used to offer to the world.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) Careful but pleasingly odd little film.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) If you are in possession of a small child who's on fire to see Dora and her friends brought to life, all this talent makes the experience relatively pain-free and even good for a few laughs out loud.‐ Fort Worth Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019