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Posts Tagged ‘carol’
Sandy Powell’s costumes for Carol were some of the year’s best.

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
Kristian Lin
I’m joining the Oscar boycott this year. It’s partly out of sympathy with #OscarsSoWhite, but it’s mostly because I don’t think any of the major categories are going to be won by movies I care about. So I’d like to th...


Cate Blanchett pursues love in a homophobic time in Carol.

Women in Love

Carol is a breathtaking romance with roots in Fort Worth.
Kristian Lin
There’s a proud tradition of gay male film directors who make their best movies about women: George Cukor, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodóvar, François Ozon. (Xavier Dolan is next in line.) Todd Haynes belongs among ...



Bel Powley in "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."

The Best Lead Performances of 2015

Kristian Lin
Time now for the best headlining star turns I saw this year. I’m glad to report that the gender-equity pendulum swung back in 2015 — after the men dominated the leading roles last year, this year it was the women’s turn. ...


Taxi

The Top 10

A feminine tinge comes to our best movies of 2015.
Kristian Lin
This year’s movies brought us Life, Love, Youth, and Joy, as well as a bunch of films about women that wound up dominating this list. I didn’t set out to do that. It just happened. Hollywood makes most of its movies about m...



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The Best Movie Dialogue of 2015

Kristian Lin
This is my annual post about the year’s best movie dialogue, and 2015 brought so much good writing that I couldn’t find room for such well-scripted movies as Spotlight, The Hateful Eight, 45 Years, The Martian, Queen of Ear...


Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett fall for each other in "Carol."

LSFF 2015 Report: Day 3

Kristian Lin
I got up early to listen to the festival’s keynote speech by David Edelstein, a critic who now works at New York magazine and whom I admire greatly. His speech summed up the state of film content and distribution during the l...



Gallery

Timpani
Gallery
Gallery 76102’s current show, Timpani, takes its whimsical title from the sound of the instrument, with works that build from silence to a deep, rich, all-encompassing sound. Frankly, it’s not how we hear the sound the drum...


Night and Day

Kristian Lin
WED ? 18 With Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison set to drain each other of resources in the Republican primary, might there be room for a Democratic candidate to sneak into the governor’s chair? We don’t know, but...



To the Max

JIMMY FOWLER
What you’ll probably notice about writer-director Spike Jonze’s long-anticipated Where the Wild Things Are is that a lot is missing: cheap pop-culture references, self-conscious meta jokes about children’s mov...


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.