Posts Tagged ‘based’

Women’s Lib-ido

Theatre Arlington revives a spicy, classic Steve Martin adaptation whose early 19th-century theme still proves relevant.
Stage
With their fervent and cunning production of Steve Martin’s adaptation The Underpants, Theatre Arlington and director B.J. Cleveland have done something unexpected — reminded ticketbuyers of the original Martin, a hyper-sil...


Idiocracy

Forest Whitaker reigns supreme over the flawed The Last King of Scotland.
Kristian Lin
Throughout his career, Forest Whitaker has always been the nice guy.



Yes, Maugham

The lead actors save The Painted Veil from being just another pretty picture.
Kristian Lin
Mark this as one of those coincidences that occasionally pop up within the format of this page.


Slipping a Mickey

Animals were definitely harmed during the making of Fast Food Nation.
Kristian Lin
One thought prevailed in my brain as I watched Fast Food Nation: Richard Linklater has turned into John Sayles. That’s not a good thing, by the way, though I’m sure it’s only temporary. The multifariously talented filmmak...



The Bond Beginning

A new actor and an old outlook help 007 regain his mojo in Casino Royale.
KRISTIAN LIN
There hasn’t been a good new James Bond picture in two decades.


Howling at the Moon

Hearsay
Before I took over this column about five years ago, I decided not to be negative. Spewing vitriol about local/struggling bands, clubs, and events only riles readers up and imbues the writer with a false sense of importance. I ...



Velveteen Rabbit

Kristian Lin
The Night Listener has a great story, so great that it indirectly causes the movie’s downfall. It’s based on an Armistead Maupin novel, which in turn was based on an incident that actually happened to the author. Watching t...


Incendiary Boys

The Show
From crude, angular, and tough yet imminently accomplished, Incendiary has quickly matured and become less raw, more poppy. The band’s new e.p., Only As Hard As You Make It, isn’t just good for a local band. Based on a few ...



Post Romanticism

Lovers come unstuck in time in the surprisingly good The Lake House.
Kristian Lin
I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Sandra Bullock is best known as a comic actress, but her best work tends to come in roles where she isn’t concentrating on being cute and lovable. In movies as different as Whi...