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‘A Monster Calls’ Is A Fable With Guts

by Hunter Lanier on January 9, 2017

Most imaginary friends might play hide and seek or tell you a joke. They tend to come in colors and in the shape of a rabbit or something otherwise fuzzy and warm. It isn't so with the figurative...

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North Texas Film Critics Name Top Films of 2016

by Rita Cook, President, North Texas Film Critics Association on January 3, 2017

The North Texas Film Critics Association named its award winners and voted the romantic musical La La Land as the best film of 2016, according to the results of its annual critics’ poll. Completing list...

‘Passengers’ Can’t Handle The Driver’s Seat

by Hunter Lanier on December 30, 2016

One of the better episodes of "The Twilight Zone" involved an astronaut who must travel forty years through space in suspended animation, meaning he won't age. Before he leaves on his journey, he makes the...

‘Sing’ Gets By On Personality

by Hunter Lanier on December 28, 2016

"Sing" bills itself under a single promise: cute animals will sing cute pop songs. On that, it delivers. The only exception is your proclivity for such a thing. For many, it will be immensely adorable; by...

Book a Trip to ‘La La Land’ ASAP

by Hunter Lanier and Nick Bailey on December 21, 2016

A step forward isn't necessarily a step in the right direction. If some of us turn our heads to the future and see nothing of particular interest—music made by and for robots, cars that spell out our...

The Force is Strong with “Rogue One”

by Hunter Lanier on December 19, 2016

Once one of our protagonists shoots a relatively innocent man in the back, it becomes clear that this isn't what we've come to know as a Star Wars movie. "Rogue One," the first of many...

All Bets are Off in ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

by Rita Cook, President, North Texas Film Critics Association on December 15, 2016

As usual, Warren Beatty throws himself into everything he does with great aplomb and in his latest offering “Rules Don’t Apply” he acts, directs and produces just as he has done in some of his...

‘Office Christmas Party’ is More Chaos Less Comedy

by Hunter Lanier on December 12, 2016

I've heard that musicians record Christmas albums because they never stop selling. For one month out of every year, consumers are so enticed by the holidays, they will buy anything to constantly remind them of...