Film Reviews

All These Things That I’ve Done

The best Iraq drama so far, Stop-Loss still runs into problems.
Kristian Lin
Hollywood is in a no-win situation when it comes to Iraq. (So’s the White House, but that’s another story.)


Fat Pegg

This British romantic sports slacker comedy runs pretty smoothly.
Kristian Lin
I wrote the headline on this story because I’m helpless in the face of an easy pun, but seriously, Simon Pegg isn’t fat.



Blackjacked

The deck gets hot for the casino drama 21, but it’s too late to recoup its losses.
Kristian Lin
The low-temperature gambling thriller 21 is based on Ben Mezrich’s book Bringing Down the House, his account of a ring of MIT math students who used card-counting techniques to win millions at Vegas’ blackjack table...


Carlitos’ Way

Under the Same Moon, a Mexican kid travels illegally and weepily across America.
Kristian Lin
The recent surge in Mexican-made films on both sides of the U.S. border has had mostly positive results, but I suppose we were due to see a downside at some point.



Microcosmic Dust

Who says this latest Dr. Seuss adaptation doesn’t have its charms?
Cole Williams
Parents, it’s time for another dreaded film adaptation of a beloved childhood book.


Pond’s Life

A Euless filmmaker splits time and space in his feature debut cop thriller.
Kristian Lin
When Russ Pond was a boy, he played around with an 8mm camera and made home movies with his brother.



Baker Street Irregulars

A decent British heist film tells the true story of the robbers who pulled off The Bank Job.
Kristian Lin
The Bank Job has nothing to do with the 2003 version of The Italian Job, even though both movies feature Jason Statham.


Delysia of Grandeur

Amy Adams works her charm once again in this frothy British period piece.
Kristian Lin
So we’re all in love with Amy Adams now. And why not? She’s lovable.



Delysia of Grandeur

Amy Adams works her charm once again in this frothy British period piece.
Kristian Lin
So we’re all in love with Amy Adams now. And why not? She’s lovable.


Shiny Penny

This well-acted contemporary fable turns a sow’s nose into a silk purse.
Kristian Lin
Penelope is one of those movies that looks really bad on paper.