Posts Tagged ‘based’

No Longer Beginners

Indie-rock quartet the cut*off has a new sound and a new album but the same vibe.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
Most rock bands start out sounding like their forebears. And for every 200 bands that never find their own styles, there’s one that goes on to create something that feels completely familiar yet still totally new.


“You Were Home”

Creepy details make The Strangers a better than average horror flick.
Kristian Lin
While so much buzz has been building for that movie opening this week about the Cosmo- and stiletto heel-loving ladies from New York, The Strangers also has generated its own modest share of chatter, thanks to a genuinely creep...



Mixed Subjects

These North Texan filmmakers work in Austin, but their hearts remain here.
Kristian Lin
Transcribing an interview with Jeff Fraley and Harry Lynch proves to be hard work.


Hell in the Carpathians

Big Ticket
A few weeks back, The New York Times ran a piece in their Sunday magazine about the suddenly hot Romanian film industry.



The Girl Who Would Be Queen

Big stars playing feuding sisters can’t save The Other Boleyn Girl.
Kristian Lin
Columbia Pictures originally planned to release The Other Boleyn Girl last Christmas and push it during awards season.


Baby, It’s Fate

A double dose of Javier Bardem, in English-language films of varying quality
KRISTIAN LIN
Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in the 2001 biopic Before Night Falls.



Stranger Than Fiction

Big Ticket
It’s odd that artists who are extremely prolific tend to be viewed with suspicion rather than being celebrated for giving the audience so much.


Dylan Sneed

No Worse for the Wear (Self-released)
Listen Up
About a year ago, young Dallas songwriter Dylan Sneed decided to flip the ratio of time spent working his corporate job and time spent making music. The fact that he felt he had been, in his own words, “surplussed” at work ...



Curtain Call

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Opera’s first annual festival ends this weekend with final performances of all three current productions: Madame Butterfly, Frau Margot, and Falstaff, in Bass Performance Hall.


Rooting for Roots

In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
Books
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.