Posts Tagged ‘christopher’

Something for Everyone

Big Ticket
The Stolen Shakespeare Guild puts on its Condensed Shakespeare Festival for the next two weekends, and what an evening of theater it promises to be. This year’s festival, billed as the “Toga Party Edition,” has all kinds ...


Crouching Vikings, Hidden Dragon

A kids’ book series becomes … an Iraq war allegory?
KRISTIAN LIN
The new animated movie How to Train Your Dragon takes its title and the names of its characters from a successful series of novels by Cressida Cowell, but otherwise you’d have a hard time recognizing the books as the source o...



North Country

Two Mexicans and one father drive this low-budget, high-powered drama.
Kristian Lin
Christopher Zalla’s first feature filmmaking effort screened at Sundance in 2007 under the title Padre Nuestro, where it became the first Spanish-language film to win the festival’s grand jury prize.


Force of Will

A San Francisco man’s golden son shines for him in The Pursuit of Happyness.
Kristian Lin
I’ve been watching so many movies lately that maybe my usual defenses are worn down.



Wishing and Hyping

For Your Consideration, this comedy isn’t the best from Christopher Guest.
Kristian Lin
Having worked in the mock-documentary format since This Is Spinal Tap, Christopher Guest has ditched the form in his latest movie, For Your Consideration. You’ll hardly notice, though, since the movie takes place in an area (...


Body Double

The Prestige tries to create magic, but only sends up smoke.
KRISTIAN LIN
Only recently has the word “prestigious” come to mean “acclaimed” or “renowned.” The Prestige wastes no time explaining the word’s earlier meaning, whence comes the title. The film begins with a voiceover by Micha...



Body Double

The Prestige tries to create magic, but only sends up smoke.
KRISTIAN LIN
Only recently has the word “prestigious” come to mean “acclaimed” or “renowned.” The Prestige wastes no time explaining the word’s earlier meaning, whence comes the title. The film begins with a voiceover by Micha...