The Dose

The Dose: ‘Free Fire’ is 90 minutes of trigger-happy fun

Produced by Martin Scorsese, “Free Fire” is rollicking action fun that throws great actors together for a nonstop gunfight in one setting. While it sounds like a pitch that could

SXSW screening: “Tormentero”

Tormentero is more a beautifully aligned cinematographic piece of art than a movie. Movies usually have plots. But the story is of a disgraced fisherman who discovered Mexico’s largest oil

The Dose: ‘Porto’ is heartbreaking fare from the late Anton Yelchin

Heavily influenced by French New Wave auteurs François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, it’s too easy to call “Porto” a stylish swag song for the late Anton Yelchin. A wonderful young

The Dose: Future breaks music records this month

Xavier Spurlock | Contributing Writer Around the third quarter of last year, barbershops and lunch tables all began to count Future’s new “Hndrxx” album out. “He can’t top his 2014-15

The Dose: Predicting the 89th Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, the legendary ceremony for honoring the best films of the prior year, will have its 89th show this Sunday on ABC. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, “La La

The Dose: The best of the 2017 Grammy performances

The 59th Grammy Awards were this past Sunday, and the annual award show was definitely one that will be remembered. Whether it was Cee Lo Green’s head-to-toe golden outfit or Katy

The Dose: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is darker indeed

Girls and their boyfriends, groups of girls and hopeless romantics filled the Cinemark 14 theater Thursday night to watch the second installment in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series. Before I get

The Dose: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ surpasses the first movie

Playing in theaters nationwide is the second chapter of the “John Wick” series. Now I’m a huge fan of the first film, which is a wonderful ‘70s-style revenge thriller that

The Dose: Ashleigh Smith jazzes the crowd at Denton Black Film Festival

The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center showed some soul this past Saturday to close out the third night of the Denton Black Film Festival. Ashleigh Smith, a UNT alumna and jazz recording

The Dose: ‘Jerico’ successfully combines humor and authenticity

In the movie “Jericho,” best friends Jerico and Jarvis were headed on a spontaneous road trip when their plans took a major wrong turn that jeopardized their lives. “Jerico”, a