Movies

Another Rainy Weekend

Jimmy Fowler
There are only three more performances in Amphibian Productions’ run of Richard Greenberg’s quietly affecting ”Three Days Of Rain.” Catch it if you can. The play features at least three characters with a grating tendenc...


Post-Labor Day Movie Thoughts

Kristian Lin
How was your Labor Day weekend? Judging by the box-office returns, you probably didn’t spend it at the movies, but that’s OK. I still have a bunch of movie-related thoughts and links for you as the fall gets underway. All A...



Whole Lotta Bunny

Jimmy Fowler
Good luck snagging a ticket for the upcoming final weekend of Theatre Arlington’s revival of Mary Chase’s sweet n’ strange 1944 comedy ”Harvey”. It’s a solid, well-timed production that features B.J. Cleveland as El...


More Inglourious Thoughts

Kristian Lin
I had a lot of leftover thoughts about Inglourious Basterds that I didn’t have the space to share in my review, so I thought I’d air them here. As you can imagine, some movie critics more serious-minded than myself have tak...



A Lonely Holdout in District 9

Kristian Lin
One of my fellow film critics has caused a bit of a dust-up: Writing in the New York Press, Armond White trashed District 9 in his review, in stark opposition to the majority of film critics. (Including me.) The bad review caus...


Mini Femme est Grande Brat

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Night and Day” piece by Kristian Lin gives historical background to The Modern’s two-weekend ”Catch the Wave” festival of French New Wave classics. Many famous titles are here – “Breathless,” “T...



Must-TiVo TCM

Jimmy Fowler
Don’t miss tonight’s 8:30pm screening of Joseph Losey’s 1964 ”The Servant” on Turner Classic Movies. I’ve loved this Harold Pinter-scripted creepfest for years now, but it’s officially unavailable on DVD except fo...


R.I.P., John Hughes

Kristian Lin
If you came of age in the 1980s, chances are you’ll be flooded with sadness at the sudden death of John Hughes. The director/screenwriter was 59 years old, and though he kept working up until the end (receiving credit und...



No Homo, Watson

Kristian Lin
As an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes stories in my youth, I’m looking forward to this Christmas’ release of the new movie Sherlock Holmes. The star of that film kicked up a bit of controversy recently, when Robert D...


“I Can’t Believe My Grandmother Felt Me Up”

Jimmy Fowler
As a teenager, I was along for the John Hughes ride. His slang-filled, self-consciously hip adolescent movies coincided in near perfect chronology with my high school years (’83-’87). Like most people, I think “Sixteen Ca...