Posts Tagged ‘david’

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...


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)



Waxing Aimless

There’s a lot of movement but not much point to The Book of Liz at Theatre Arlington.
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Just before last Saturday’s performance of The Book of Liz, a Theatre Arlington staffer gave an odd little speech to the audience.


Escape Move

You can’t spell Mamet without MMA! A famed playwright goes jiu-jitsu on us.
KRISTIAN LIN
Seven years ago, David Mamet capped a winning streak as a film director with his engaging farce State and Main, following his twisty 1997 thriller The Spanish Prisoner and his elegant 1999 period drama The Winslow Boy.



David “Honeyboy” Edwards

Listen Up
David “Honeyboy” Edwards is no longer in his prime, but he’s still got the feel for the old-time, acoustic blues.


The Thing From Another World

Gallery
The ever-busy Linda Blackburn enjoys a solo exhibition at Artspace 111, having contributed to their Gallery Night show last month as well as the Painted Violins display at Bass Hall.



L.A. Lawlessness

Street Kings goes down some crooked alleys, but we’ve seen them all before.
Kristian Lin
The overheated yet stubbornly unexciting cop thriller Street Kings stars Keanu Reeves as Los Angeles Police Department vice-squad detective Tom Ludlow, a loose-cannon cop who really isn’t all that loose.


UTA Faculty Biennial IX

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There’s still time to catch the UTA Faculty Biennial, which features works in ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, glassworks, video, digital art, and graphic design by more than 40 professors.



I’m Not There

The fairies and teleporters in this week’s movies encourage you to disbelieve your eyes.
Kristian Lin
The best bets this Valentine’s Day are two special-effects-laden fantasy films from Hollywood, both blessedly free of any pretensions to be the next Lord of the Rings.


Echoing Light

Gallery
Without light, the only kind of art left is sound installations.