Posts Tagged ‘bit’

Desperation Play

Perry’s roundhouse swings are getting wilder.
DAVE MCNEELY
In trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. His latest proposals include making serving in Congress a part-time job, for half the current $17...


Becky’s New Car Stalls

Despite impeccable acting and an exhilarating start, Circle’s latest comes up short in the end.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a revealing bit of wisdom expressed by the title character of the bittersweet marital comedy Becky’s New Car, set to begin its final weekend of performances at Circle Theatre. Becky (Lisa Fairchild), a charming and ...



“Boeing-Boeing” Takes Flight

Circle Theatre director Robin Armstrong has high hopes for this period farce.
Jimmy Fowler
Who says the life of a theater artist isn’t glamorous? During a recent phone interview, director Robin Armstrong was also busily dyeing several pairs of women’s panties. They’re for one of the actresses in Cir...


Holiday Getaways

Big Ticket
TCU’s KinoMonda film series is usually a place for foreign fare, but this week they’re taking a break from that to present something local. Tom Huckabee’s road-trip comedy Carried Away is about a young man from Fort Worth...



Unhappy Haneke

Funny Games tortures you to make a point. This review will save you some pain.
Kristian Lin
When you watch slasher flicks and other movies that kill off innocent characters like ants, do you feel bad for those onscreen victims?


Women Playing Men

Big Ticket
In the early days of opera, certain male roles requiring a falsetto voice were performed by castrato singers. As the castrati disappeared in the 19th century, these operas continued to be performed with the castrato roles now s...



Food Bank Phoenix

JEFF PRINCE
A local food bank that spiraled downward and finally crashed in 2006 amid scandal and debt is now poised for resurrection.


The Lights are Brighter

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has always accepted the premise that “atmosphere” (however you reckon it: décor, lighting, music volume) counts a lot toward the dining experience. But the exact contribution has never been clear.



Third Reel

Big Ticket
The third Lone Star International Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and festivalgoers will be seeking something to match the awards buzz of 2007′s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the crowd-pleasing tendency ...


Judge for Yourself

KRISTIAN LIN
I’ve never been a huge fan of Mike Judge’s movies. The satirist got his start on TV with Beavis and Butt-Head and of course has spent the last 12 years providing the voice of Hank Hill on King of the Hill. His spora...