Posts Tagged ‘character’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Bright Star (PG) Jane Campion’s dramatization of the romance between the poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Also with Paul Schneider, Thomas Sangster, Samuel Barnett, and Kerry Fox. (...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Big Fan (R) The directing debut of screenwriter Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler) stars Patton Oswalt as a die-hard New York Giants fan who’s plunged into a crisis when he’s beaten up by his favorite player. ...



Worn Out

COLE WILLIAMS
Man, was I looking forward to this. A CGI movie about live rag dolls fighting terrifying junkyard robots in a post-apocalyptic future? Sign me up. Different and darkly atmospheric, 9 didn’t quite look like it would be for...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Gamer (R) The latest action film by Neveldine + Taylor (Crank) stars Gerard Butler as a man who’s forced to kill other people as a manipulated player in a giant multiplayer video game. Also with Amber Valletta, M...



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...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Afghan Star (NR) Havana Marking’s documentary about the contestants who risk their lives to perform in an American Idol-style TV show in Afghanistan. (Opens Friday in Dallas)



Rabbit Redux

JIMMY FOWLER
What a strange play is Harvey, Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer Prize winner. It’s as dated and syrupy sweet as a fruitcake, yet it also contains punchy comic repartee and an otherworldly charm that’s grown more pot...


Not Beloved

JIMMY FOWLER
The line of dialogue that best addresses the flood of human misery unleashed in Jubilee Theatre’s extraordinary production of The Bluest Eye comes early in the show. One of the characters says, “There is really noth...



The Moore We See …

Director Tom Kalin’s epic family drama Savage Grace is hitched — wisely and successfully — to a single star.
JIMMY FOWLER
Movies about very rich, very unhappy families – genre classics such as Ordinary People and Sidney Lumet’s version of Long Day’s Journey into Night – offer us working-class filmgoers a chance to indulge a...


Steel Reserve

Cole Williams
Another big superhero movie hits theaters this week, but a few things separate it from the rest that have come out recently.