Movies

A Sherlockian Nitpicks “Sherlock Holmes”

Kristian Lin
The crush of business at the end of last year prevented me from posting further thoughts on the Sherlock Holmes movie when it came out last Christmas, but as a Holmes reader since my early teens, I had much more on the movie th...


Fudge You, “Scarface”

Jimmy Fowler
You may have missed one of this week’s hottest downloads on YouTube: A Bartonville, Illinois elementary school production of Brian DePalma’s Cuban gangster campfest Scarface. Sadly, the two-minute clip turns out to be a fra...



“Ticked-Off Trannies” Invade Fort Worth

Jimmy Fowler
A tip o’ the hat to Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s LGBT film forum, for the recently announced decision to give Dallas filmmaker Israel Luna’s controversial “transploitation” flick Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives its Southwes...


Soy Un Comico

Jimmy Fowler
Check out this week’s ”Stage” story about Fort Worth standup comic Paul Edwards and The Butterfly Connection artistic director Adam Dietrich, who’ve collaborated to create a 22 minute comedy pilot called “Illegal Grin...



Arlington Director Makes Competition

Jimmy Fowler
Congrats to the prodigiously talented Arlington filmmaker Frank Mosley, profiled last year in the “Weekly.” His feature film “Hold” has been selected for official competition by both the 2010 Dallas International Film F...


Try the Sukiyaki at KinoMonda

Kristian Lin
I wasn’t able to give the movie the play that I wanted to on our Night & Day page, but anybody who shares my love of movies that are balls-to-the-wall crazy should check out Sukiyaki Western Django tomorrow night at ...



“The Breakfast Club” Needs More Fiber

Jimmy Fowler
I caught about 45 minutes of a predictably predictable Oscar telecast and learned one thing: I’m really freakin’ old. That was the message sent by last night’s creaky celebrity tribute to 1980s teen drama king John H...


Iran Arrests Filmmaker

Kristian Lin
Oh, this can’t be good. The reports coming out of Iran say that movie director Jafar Panahi has been detained at an undisclosed location along with his wife and 15 people at his house. Panahi is a supporter of Iranian opp...



Winter Olympic Thoughts (the Games close)

Kristian Lin
In the last event of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Sidney Crosby scored an overtime goal for Team Canada to beat USA in the gold medal hockey match. Well, that just makes sense. Sid the Kid didn’t actually get on the scoresheet m...


Arts Lovers

Jimmy Fowler
A major theme in Circle Theatre’s current production of Michael Hollinger’s “Opus” – to be reviewed next week – is how romance can fuel, frustrate, and fuck up artistic creativity. In a much lighter and more frivolo...