Movies

New(-ish) DVDs

Anthony Mariani
The Day the Earth Stood Still In this remake of the 1951 B-classic of the same name, Keanu Reeves stars as himself, a robotic alien who loathes humankind. He comes to earth off his high interplanetary horse to warn us that if w...


The Gay Terminator

Jimmy Fowler
Nothing needs to be added to Kristian Lin’s review of ”Bruno” this week, but I have a few personal notes on watching the movie. As a lifelong gay movie fan who’s frequently been less than satisfied with “gay movies,...



Call for Actors, Extras

Anthony Mariani
Extras and actors are needed for a short film being shot at the Chat Room Pub (1263 W. Magnolia Ave.) on Sun., July 26, from 10 a.m. ’til 5 p.m. (The bar will open at 3 p.m.) The film, inspired by Andy Warhol’s 1963 film Ki...


Talk Show

Jimmy Fowler
Criterion Collection recently released a spiffy two-disc edition of Louise Malle’s ”My Dinner with Andre,” the love-it-or-hate-it 1981 gabfest between actor-playwright Wallace Shawn and actor-stage director Andre Gregory....



Midyear Movie Lists

Kristian Lin
I was recently asked to take part in a poll of critics and fans about the 50 greatest movies of all time. The results of the poll are here, and my list is here. You may notice that Citizen Kane isn’t on this list. Do I really...


A More Crowded Oscar Race

Kristian Lin
For more than 60 years, five films have been nominated each year for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Yesterday, the Academy announced that there will be 10 next year. This isn’t unprecedented; the Oscar race had 10 en...



DVD Reviews

Anthony Mariani
AUSTRALIA (PG) Bloated but charming and effective WWII-period piece by native Australian Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge). Fellow Aussie and Luhrmann go-to gal Nicole Kidman stars as Lady Ashley, a.k.a. Mrs. Boss...


Searching for Sonny

Kristian Lin
If you were intrigued by my profile of Andrew Disney, you can watch his short film Searching for Sonny here, while other teasers can be found on Vimeo. Remember, this was shot with a still camera. Gizmodo was certainly impresse...



Movies, politicians, and gay sex

Kristian Lin
I went to the AMC Grapevine Mills this past weekend to see Private Eye, a Korean movie that’s so obscure that it has neither an English-language website nor an entry on the Internet Movie Database, and yet here it is in T...


Leftover Star Trek thoughts (and a defense of the fanboys)

Kristian Lin
With the release of the new Star Trek movie, your local movie theater will once again become nerd central. With it comes a wave of press about how the Star Trek fans have taken over and how much our president resembles a Vulcan...