Film

Lost in the Stars

KRISTIAN LIN
The title of Adam refers to Adam Raki (Hugh Dancy), who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome. If you don’t know what Asperger’s is, this well-intentioned but unsatisfying drama does a fair job of introducing you t...


No Regrets

KRISTIAN LIN
Rob Williams is not related to the British pop singer Robbie Williams, though some people do confuse the two of them. “I get phone calls for him all the time,” said the TCU graduate who now lives in the Los Angeles ...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Cold Souls (PG-13) Paul Giamatti stars in Sophie Barthes’ black comedy as a tormented actor who pays to have his soul removed from his body and placed in cryogenic storage while he performs in a Chekhov play. Als...


Fire on Celluloid

KRISTIAN LIN
I try to take movies on their own terms. That’s not the easiest thing to do when it comes to Quentin Tarantino. If you go to his World War II epic Inglourious Basterds thinking it’ll be a landscape-altering cinemati...



When You Wish Upon a Rock

KRISTIAN LIN
Seems like we just can’t keep Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez apart. Two years ago, the filmmakers partnered up on Grindhouse, and this weekend they have movies opening against each other. Rodriguez’ uneven b...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Adam (PG-13) Max Mayer’s romantic dramedy stars Hugh Dancy as an Asperger’s Syndrome case who falls in love with his upstairs neighbor (Rose Byrne).



Illegal Aliens

KRISTIAN LIN
  This is why I love my job: Every so often I get to see things that I’ve never seen before. With special-effects technology becoming cheaper and easier to use, filmmakers from outside Hollywood have learned how to play ...


Camp Rock

KRISTIAN LIN
This is why I love my job: Sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised when I expect nothing. Bandslam is a cookie-cutter teen comedy released in the dead of August with a “let’s get a band together” plot, headli...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Cove (PG-13) Louie Psihoyos’ documentary about animal-rights activist Ric O’Barry and his attempts to film a dolphin slaughter off the coast of Japan. (Opens Friday in Dallas)


WWJCD?

KRISTIAN LIN
Austin native Julie Powell went to New York in her early 20s to pursue an acting career, but in 2002 she found herself at 29 having accomplished none of her professional goals and living off her husband and a series of temp job...