Posts Tagged ‘daughter’

Victim of Circumstance

This drama’s calling card: Iranian teen lesbians in trouble.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sometimes the idea of a movie is more powerful than the movie itself. That’s certainly the case with Circumstance, which won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. At its infrequent best, this lesbian rom...


Cowboy Up With Buck

Even if you’re not from cattle country, you’ll find this doc engaging.
KRISTIAN LIN
Buck is a close study about a horseman and his methods, so no wonder it has widened out beyond the specialty art-house theaters here in North Texas, where there’s a natural constituency of moviegoers who are interested in hor...



Tangled: Split Ends

Separating the good hair from the bad in Disney’s animated Rapunzel story.
KRISTIAN LIN
Disney’s latest animated musical is a fractured take on the Rapunzel story. Presumably it’s called Tangled because there’s already a musical entitled Hair.


A Solitary Man Goes Back to School

Michael Douglas tries to hold back the years in this mild comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Since the turn of the new century, Michael Douglas has gradually been phasing himself out of the stardom that he enjoyed in the late ’80s and early ’90s, when he often played angry white men under siege. These days, he’s ...



City Island: An Actor Prevaricates

This little indie film should have confined its drama to the stage.
KRISTIAN LIN
Writer-director Raymond De Felitta made an excellent movie in 2000 called Two Family House, a drama that drew heavily on his early life and his memories of his dad. Since then he’s made only three films, including this one an...


Good Country for an Old Cowboy

Family ties trump tough times for Barry Corbin, a vagabond at rest.
JEFF PRINCE
New York and Los Angeles are convenient home bases for actors seeking work, but hardly the perfect fit for a West Texas fellow with a fondness for horses, cowboy hats, and cold beers shared with plainspoken, friendly folks.



Back to the Sofa

DAN MCGRAW
A few weeks ago, I did something I hadn’t done in 25 years. I made my way to a college town to visit someone whose couch I could  crash on for the weekend. At the off-campus house, I was awakened by folks coming and goin...


Moods of Mahler

Big Ticket
Gustav Mahler was a talented but tyrannical orchestra conductor, a believer in numerological superstitions and a man whose workaholic habits so wrecked his marriage that he and his wife wound up consulting Sigmund Freud himself...



Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...


Amon G. Carter Redux

Local portraitist Scott Gentling is working on a long-awaited — and fresh — depiction of Fort Worth’s proudest forefather.
Jeff Prince
Nobody tooted this city’s horn like Amon G. Carter, the wealthy founder and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a guy whose political connections helped lure government contracts for the city’s defense indust...