Posts Tagged ‘captain’

Try and Fail

KRISTIAN LIN
Nelson Mandela reportedly said that if an actor ever were to portray him on screen, he’d want it to be Morgan Freeman. Well, with the release of Invictus this week, he now has his wish. I don’t have mine, though. I ...


Captain Kitty

STEVE STEWARD
Film can be a transformative experience. After all, if not for pulp serials, George Lucas might have ended up as a hot-rod mechanic. In the case of twentysomething local filmmaker Aron Cho, also known as Captain Kitty, comic bo...



Seabrook Power Plant

Ken Shimamoto
The words “banjo” and “avant-garde” aren’t exactly strangers. You need think only of Eugene Chadbourne and Mark Growden’s uses of the rustic instrument in distinctively mind-bending contexts....


Over the Edge

Pirates of the Caribbean is at franchise’s end, and the improvement is only marginal.
KRISTIAN LIN
Before the press screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, my fellow film critics and I were handed a printed request that read, in part: “Please do not reveal the many plot resolutions that occur throughout th...



The Fall of a Sparrow

Kristian Lin
There are filmmakers who look back wistfully on the Hollywood of the 1930s and ’40s, when the studios had directors and other creative personnel under contract. Why the wistfulness for a system that placed such unfair restric...


Outback Slaughterhouse

Kristian Lin
During an interlude late in The Proposition, a member of an outlaw gang (Samuel Budge) sings a song to his fellow gang members about lost love in a thin, soulful tenor voice. The other outlaws are all moved by the song’s beau...