Posts Tagged ‘adam’

50/50: The C Word

Sick jokes and terrific acting save this cancer drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
When he was 24 years old, a comedy writer named Will Reiser was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. Once he got over the shock, he and his buddy Seth Rogen watched a bunch of movies about cancer patients and found them...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Another Earth (PG-13) Brit Marling co-writes and stars in this indie sci-fi movie as an astronomy student seeking redemption for an accident she caused on the night a duplicate Earth is discovered in the sky. Also with...



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...


Out of the House

Kristian Lin
Is it true? Did Talladega Nights really come out only two summers ago? It seems like ages, mainly because Will Ferrell has starred in so many other movies since then.



Glove the Blood

Vampire-boxers, vampires, and non-Hollywood folk duke it out in The Butterfly Connection’s new show.
Stage
Give theatergoers a knotty plot to unravel, new ideas to understand, complex issues to mull over, and chances are they’ll enjoy the mental work involved.


Hebrew Hammer

Adam Sandler plays an Israeli superhero, with good and really bad results.
Kristian Lin
In Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up, the main character and his Jewish friends are huge fans of Steven Spielberg’s Munich: “Every movie with Jews, we’re the ones getting killed.



The Beauty Is

Big Ticket
In November 2003, when the Cliburn Foundation and the Modern Art Museum were just starting their new series expressly devoted to contemporary music, the programmers set aside one concert for songs by three young composers bring...


Three Women

Definitely, Maybe you won’t want to see this unusual but uninspiring romance.
Kristian Lin
Definitely, Maybe is a lousy title, but I’m guessing the studio went with it because How I Met Your Mother was already taken.



Thirteen

An absentee dad turns granddad and steals the show in Keeping Up With the Steins.
Kristian Lin
First of all, Keeping Up With the Steins isn’t to be confused with 2002’s Kissing Jessica Stein. Between the Judaism and the low-budget depictions of life in ritzy neighborhoods, the two films would make an interesting doub...