Posts Tagged ‘american’

Ricky Bobby’s Guide to Life (Or At Least the Movies)

How Talladega Nights Explains the Year in Cinema
Kristian Lin
One of the things that makes movie-going such an enjoyably unpredictable business is that every once in a while, a lowbrow comedy tells us more about ourselves than all the self-serious Oscar-baiting epic films and self-congrat...


Slavery’s Many Faces

In The Willie Lynch Letters, The Butterfly Connection examines the whip’s reach through time.
Stage
If you skipped the Rose Marine Theatre last Friday night, you missed one of the more, um, unique moments to occur in Fort Worth theater in quite a while: a sock-puppet play in which 19th-century methods of slave punishment were...



Keefin’ On

A new version of a Southside bistro starts with a bang.
Peter Gorman
Take one of the prettiest spaces in the beautiful Southside Historic District, near downtown. Paint it burnished red with black highlights. Leave plenty of 100-year-old wooden beams exposed. Put bright, copper-colored, stamped ...


Stray Shot

Spanning the globe, Babel contains at least three movies. One’s really good.
Kristian Lin
Supposedly director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga have parted ways over the issue of authorial credit for the three films they’ve collaborated on.



UTA

On some days, the Arlington campus looks like a tense meeting of the United Nations.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A small plaque hangs inconspicuously on the wall of Nedderman Hall, one of the University of Texas at Arlington’s engineering buildings. “An international tribute to an international calling,” it says, “ … the fla...


Air France

Kristian Lin
Before the United States entered World War I in 1917, there were already a small number of American men who had gone to France to fight the Germans. Some of them trained to fly airplanes. These were the first American fighter p...



Shocking

Kultur
Even though he’s an independent filmmaker based in lil’ ol’ Fort Worth, Jon Keeyes is probably busier than a lot of Hollywood dudes.


Hell to the Chief?

Stage
It’s assumed that the majority of regular theatergoers lean a little bit to the left politically. If that’s true, then the myriad presidential misdeeds by our current clueless leader must be much on the minds of the audienc...



Livin’ La Paz Loca

Big Ticket
As we’re learning from the Middle East, trying to implant American-style democracy overseas is a much harder job than it looks. For an example closer to home, look no further than Our Brand Is Crisis, a documentary film by Ra...


Narrow Focus

Art
The title of Amon Carter Museum’s current archival exhibition is misleading. Instead of 100 Great American Photographs, it should say 100 Great Historical American Photographs. From an artistic standpoint, a lot of the pics a...