Movies

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...



Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 2)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 is here. Picking up where we left off… • So Nina is about to enter her apartment, and there’s a brief shot out in the hall as she takes a moment to steel herself before she goes in. That just says volumes about how...


Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 1)

Kristian Lin
I had a ton of thoughts about Black Swan that I couldn’t include in my review of the film. Now that it’s out on DVD this week, I thought I’d work out my all-consuming obsession with the movie in a series of blog posts to ...



Gotta Love Liz

Jimmy Fowler
Now that Elizabeth Taylor has died, there will be many tributes celebrating all the usual classics – National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Giant, Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But one pha...


The Best Movies of 2000

Kristian Lin
I did a similar version of this post at the end of 2009, but forgot to do it at the end of 2010 and figured I’d missed my chance. However, with my choice for best movie of 2000 coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray in a new Criterion...



North Texas Filmmakers at SXSW

Kristian Lin
We’ve been busy giving you the info on local bands playing at South by Southwest, but some North Texas films will be playing the Austin festival, too. Of the two feature films from this area, the more interesting one is s...


UNT Grad Student Wins at Thin Line

Kristian Lin
Congratulations are in order for Frederick Dent, who won the Audience Choice award for best documentary short film at the Thin Line Film Fest that ended yesterday. His prize-winning film is One Thing We Did Right, about a Vietn...



Frank Mosley’s I Could Live in Hope Opening

Anthony Mariani
Arlington filmmaker Frank Mosley is a favorite of ours (“The Wizard of Odd”) who’s celebrating the opening of I Could Live in Hope, a short film made in collaboration with Lee Luna, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at 500x Gallery i...


Local Filmmakers Tackle Legendary Texas Musicians

Anthony Mariani
In addition to their One Square Mile documentary series, first reported here, married Fort Worth filmmakers Carl and Betsy Crum are tackling a project that’s inherently lighter though much more likely to result in bloodshed i...