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Django 5

Blogging “Django Unchained” (The End Chapters)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 I mentioned this before, but I’ll repeat my SPOILER ALERT: All plot developments are given away in this post. • In a drawing room at Candyland, a harpist (Ashley Toman) is playing a solo harp...


Deanna Durbin

R.I.P., Deanna Durbin

Kristian Lin
I’m interrupting my series of Django Unchained posts to bring you this piece of movie news: The passing of Deanna Durbin at the age of 91 was announced by her son through a newsletter for his mother’s fans. If you&#...



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Blogging “Django Unchained” (Heading to Candyland)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I’m thoroughly confused about the spelling of the name of Calvin’s estate. The DVD chapter heading has it “Candieland,” but the English-language subtitles render it as “Candyland.” Meanwhile, my...


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Blogging “Django Unchained” (The Greenville Chapters)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 Part 2 • Over a shot of our two heroes on a plain backdropped by a snowy mountain, these words scroll up the screen: “And after a very cold and very profitable winter, Django and Dr. Schultz came down from the mounta...



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Blogging “Django Unchained” (The Tennessee Chapters)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 is here. • In some sheltered rocky campsite on the road to Tennessee, Dr. Schultz is taking his clothes down from a laundry line and putting them back on, while Django eats by a campfire. The doctor asks Django what he...


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Blogging “Django Unchained” (The Texas Chapters)

Kristian Lin
Welcome to my insanely detailed series of posts about Django Unchained, containing all my thoughts and insights on Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning film. Some of you may remember me doing something similar for Black Swan...



A raven is enlisted as a suicide bomber in "Four Lions."

“Four Lions” and the Boston Marathon Attack

Kristian Lin
In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon yesterday, officials at the London Marathon (which is the next major event on the world marathon calendar) have stated that they will run the race as planned, and that ...


David Lowery has projects moving forward in Tinseltown.

Local Filmmaker Updates

Kristian Lin
Things are happening for two filmmakers we’ve profiled before in these pages. For Fort Worth’s Chad Feehan, the horror movie he produced, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, has been bought up by RadiUs-TWC, a subsidiary ...



Park Chan-wook

Considering Park Chan-wook

Kristian Lin
The widening out of Park Chan-wook’s Stoker into Tarrant County theaters this weekend is a good time to revisit — or acquaint yourself with — the career of this unique filmmaker. He was born in Seoul in 1963, in time to c...


Veronica Mars

“Veronica Mars”: Now a Movie!

Kristian Lin
It’s not often that a TV show that has been off the air for six years makes headlines, but that’s exactly what has happened with Veronica Mars. The show first aired on UPN in 2004, then later moved to the CW when those two ...