Movies

R.I.P., Tim Hetherington

Kristian Lin
War reporters sign on for their jobs knowing that they might be killed in the line of duty. That doesn’t make it any easier to write up the obituary when a good one goes down. Yesterday, Tim Hetherington was killed (along...


Hollywood’s Edna Gladney

Jimmy Fowler
Fans of Fort Worth history and classic Hollywood melodramas, take note: Tomorrow afternoon (Tue Apr 19) at 3:45pm, the basic cable channel Turner Classic Movies will screen Blossoms in the Dust (1941), a very glossy Technicolor...



Cover Songs on Movie Soundtracks: A Brief History

Kristian Lin
I appreciate a good movie soundtrack when I hear one, and in between feeling guilty about failing to mention The Chemical Brothers’ propulsive soundtrack to Hanna in my review of the film, I’ve been listening to the Sucker ...


“Making the Boys” at Q

Jimmy Fowler
Anyone interested in the American theater, gay culture, and the assimilation of gay people into the mainstream (or not) should check out director Crayton Robey’s 2009 documentary Making the Boys. Q Cinema will screen it 8pm ...



R.I.P., Sidney Lumet

Kristian Lin
“Good style, to me, is unseen style.” The film director Sidney Lumet was quoted as saying so in the New York Times obituary notice that ran for him over the weekend. The 86-year-old Lumet passed away on Saturday, af...


Exotic Pet Doc at Rave Theaters

Kristian Lin
When I was in seventh grade, my science teacher kept three fully grown Burmese pythons in the classroom. They were between 10 and 15 feet long. I kept thinking about those snakes while I was watching The Elephant in the Living ...



Blogging “Black Swan” (Finale)

Kristian Lin
I issued a SPOILER WARNING earlier but now seems like a good time to repeat it: ALL THE PLOT DEVELOPMENTS ARE GIVEN AWAY IN THIS POST. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 • A brief shot of Nina trying and failing to make herself thro...


“The Room” at Ridgmar Tavern

Jimmy Fowler
There are two kinds of great bad movies. The first kind is cheap crap turned out by a cynical director to make a quick buck. (That would be much of what Mystery Science Theater 3000 showed back in the ‘90s). The second is low...



Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 4)

Kristian Lin
All the sexy stuff is in here, so be advised. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3. • In the aftermath of yet another humiliation at Thomas’ hands, Nina sits on the floor of the rehearsal space and tries not to cry. Then she notices anothe...


Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 3)

Kristian Lin
I didn’t know how many installments there would be of this series when I started out, but now I’ve decided there will be five. Here are the links for Part 1 and Part 2. • The next morning, Nina is awake in bed loo...