Posts Tagged ‘based’
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Schlitz and Giggles

LAST CALL
I wouldn’t say that the late, great Moon’s Sunday comedy night was the birthplace of Fort Worth’s recent comedy growth spurt, but it was definitely one of the more legit and better known venues for amateur and journeyman ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Safe House (R) Ryan Reynolds stars in this thriller as a young CIA agent charged with protecting an arrested traitor (Denzel Washington) after an agency safe house is attacked. Also with Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, ...



American Vistas

Big Ticket
This week two of Fort Worth’s major art museums open shows against each other, and they offer sharply different views of our nation’s history.


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Woman in Black (PG-13) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this horror film adapted from Susan Hill’s novella about a young 19th-century lawyer who’s terrorized by the ghost of a scorned woman while staying at a country ...



Big Miracle: Fish Story

Three whales trapped in ice; moviegoers trapped in sentimentality.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the points of view of a wide array of characters affected by it. The cuddlier and well-in...


Form, Function, Neighborhood

DAN McGRAW
Zoning laws are a major tool used by cities to keep neighborhoods together and give residents some control over what they have to live next to. But it’s never been a perfect implement: Normal zoning laws don’t keep McMansio...



Hugo, Marilyn: Blasts From the Past

Glories of cinema history come to life in these two films.
KRISTIAN LIN
This season seems to have brought us a lot of filmmakers reaching into cinema’s distant past for stories. My Week With Marilyn takes its cue from the 1950s, while Hugo goes back to the very beginnings of film, and the upcomin...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: My Week With Marilyn (R) Simon Curtis’ dramatization of the uneasy collaboration between Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) on the 1956 film The Prince and the Showgirl, seen th...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Thing (R) The third film version of this story about a group of scientists at the South Pole who discover an alien life form that starts to prey on them. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thom...


How She Does It

Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a woman who has it all.
STEVE STEWARD
In our post-Oprah era, the overachieving mother who balances a high-profile job with keeping a perfect house and happy marriage should make for a fairly interesting film, one in which the compulsions to get everything 100 perce...