Film Reviews

Sorry, Charlie

This real-life spy story has lots of star power and little pop.
Kristian Lin
It’s been 12 years since The American President, the last time Aaron Sorkin had his name on a produced movie DELETE.


Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.



The Reilly Factor

Live free, laugh long, love music, and Walk Hard.
Kristian Lin
Over in Dallas, you can currently see Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, a Bob Dylan biography that intentionally sets out to subvert the clichés of musical biopics.


Blessed Event

How would Juno? You’ll take an infant liking to this comedy of unplanned parenthood.
Kristian Lin
It’s easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been.



Blessed Event

How would Juno? You’ll take an infant liking to this comedy of unplanned parenthood.
Kristian Lin
It’s easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been.


Blessed Event

How would Juno? You’ll take an infant liking to this comedy of unplanned parenthood.
Kristian Lin
It’s easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been.



Make It Right

Two movies about guilt and redemption don’t measure up to the books they’re based on.
Kristian Lin
So many movies are about people seeking revenge over wrongs done to them that it’s worth noting that there are two prestige pictures coming out about people trying to right the wrongs they’ve done to other people.


Cosmic Dust

The Golden Compass spins wildly trying to hit every point on the dial.
Kristian Lin
If you were to drop in at any point during The Golden Compass and watch only 30 seconds of it, you’d probably think the movie turned out pretty good.



Operating Expenses

This medical thriller will keep you Awake, but that’s all.
Kristian Lin
Awake begins with some text claiming that out of the 21 million Americans who receive anesthesia each year, 30,000 of them experience something called “anesthesia awareness,” a condition in which the drugs don’t work like...


Atonal Music

Even with a promising soloist, August Rush misses a boatload of notes.
Kristian Lin
I must confess, Freddie Highmore is starting to scare me a bit (in a good way, though).