Film Reviews

Angry Spider

The wall-crawler’s third film tries to do too much, but it’s fascinating all the same.
Kristian Lin
The last shot of Spider-Man 2 was a close-up of MJ Watson (Kirsten Dunst) as she watched her beloved superhero web off into the distance, with mixed emotions all over her face.


Four Day Filmmaking

Fort Worth’s favorite comedy troupe branches into the cinematic arts.
Kristian Lin
Four Day Weekend Theater in downtown Fort Worth isn’t usually thought of as a place for hardcore cinephiles, yet on a recent afternoon the troupe’s co-founder David Ahearn talked easily and knowledgeably about the work of T...



Puppy Love

There are many canines in Year of the Dog, but the movie lacks bite.
Kristian Lin
Saturday Night Live has been creating male movie stars for decades now, and for almost as long critics and entertainment journalists have been asking why the show’s women haven’t gone on to similar success.


Amusing Angel

The Shaun of the Dead guys are back and badder than ever with this comical cop thriller.
Kristian Lin
Attention, Hollywood: Look at Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. These British guys are doing your jobs, and on a fraction of your budget.



Carter’s Malaise

A first-time filmmaker can’t spin a good story In the Land of Women.
Kristian Lin
I have a hard time looking at Meg Ryan right now. There are a few shots in her latest film, In the Land of Women, where she looks recognizably like the same actress who starred in Sleepless in Seattle.


Craving More

Aqua Teen ... for Theaters fails to deliver on the series’ promise.
BRIAN ABRAMS
Metal-head rockstar Glen Danzig shops for a house that has blood pouring from its walls.



Crash

Two cheap thrillers this week, but only one’s worth the money.
Kristian Lin
Perfect Stranger is a ride that gives off some serious warning rattles before its wheels fall off.


Curry Rice Krispies

An Indian guy with a Russian name is confused about his identity in The Namesake.
Kristian Lin
Jhumpa Lahiri’s excellent novel The Namesake takes much of its inspiration from the 19th-century Russian author Nikolai Gogol.



F for Fake

The Hoax that Clifford Irving pulled is recounted in this enjoyable movie.
Kristian Lin
In interviews and public appearances, Richard Gere has repeatedly said that the most fun he has ever had on the job was playing Billy Flynn in Chicago.


Break-in Breakout

Fort Worth filmmaker Jon Keeyes has rounded up Edward Furlong, Bai Ling, and other Hollywood vets for his new heist flick.
Brian Abrams
Even though Edward Furlong has been a working actor for 16 years, the star of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Detroit Rock City, and Pecker hasn’t been able to play anything other than a young punk. He just looks like a kid.