Posts Tagged ‘emily’

Jane Eyre: Viewer, I Married Him

A crisp new version of the story lacks a certain something.
KRISTIAN LIN
A girl in petticoats and great distress runs across a fog-encrusted heath while lush orchestral music on the soundtrack speaks to the tumult in her soul. Oh yeah, we’re in Jane Eyre. Specifically, we’re at the very beginnin...


Legend of the Guardians: Hoot and a Holler

Zack Snyder goes animated in this owlish action picture.
KRISTIAN LIN
Live-action filmmakers have been getting into animation lately, but only the ones who have a strongly developed and distinctive cinematic style (like Tim Burton or Wes Anderson) have found it worth the trouble. That’s what Za...



A Horse With Wings

Big Ticket
One of America’s great songwriters, Ricky Ian Gordon composes theatrical songs in the accessible style of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and he’s written them for Broadway singers like Audra McDonald and Kristin Ch...


Books and ’Bots

Kultur
The problem with most comic books and graphic novels is that most if not all of them are pretty poorly written. Obviously, I haven’t read every title ever published, but I have been through enough to make a sound generali...



Travel and No Leisure

Kultur
Interstate 35 might not have the hipster cachet of Route 66 or Ventura Highway, but the 1,568-mile road that stretches from Laredo to Duluth, Minn., and cuts through many major Lone Star cities is paved with as much history.


All the Real Girls

Kristian Lin
My expectations were modest going into The Devil Wears Prada. The film is based on Lauren Weisberger’s dishy 2003 novel, which became a best-seller because of its supposed portrayal of legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour, for...