Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Beaver (PG-13) Jodie Foster directs and co-stars in this film about a business executive (Mel Gibson) who suffers a mental breakdown and communicates with the world solely through his beaver hand puppet. Also with ...


Bier Bullies

Big Ticket
The Danish drama In a Better World won the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and it’s the sort of movie that tends to win that award, for all the good and bad that implies. While a transplanted Swedish doctor (Mikael...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (PG-13) Brandon Routh stars in this adaptation of Tiziano Sclavi’s comic book series about a supernatural private eye investigating crimes by vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Also with Sam ...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING: Super (NR) James Gunn’s black comedy stars Rainn Wilson as an ordinary man who sets out to fight crime as a masked superhero. Also with Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker, Linda Cardellini, and Nathan...



Night & Day

Kristian Lin
WED · 20 Sometimes the movie theaters are full of deadheads watching bad movies, but tonight they’ll be full of Deadheads watching The Grateful Dead Movie, a re-release of Leon Gast’s 1977 documentary chronicling the iconi...


Certified Copy: Love Among the Ruins

An Iranian master does his thing in Italy.
KRISTIAN LIN
In a small Tuscan village, we see an elderly Frenchman apparently yelling abuse at his wife in the middle of the piazza. But then they shift positions slightly, and we can see that the target of his ire isn’t his wife but rat...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Miral (PG-13) Julian Schnabel’s adaptation of Rula Jebreal’s novel stars Freida Pinto as a Palestinian girl who must choose between violent jihad and non-violent activism while growing up in Israel in the 1960s. Al...


Legal Eagle: The Conspirator

James McAvoy shines in this 19th-century legal thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
Even though it has a bigger budget and higher production values than most of the entries at the Sundance Film Festival, the historical legal drama The Conspirator is still Robert Redford’s first independent film as a director...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Arthur (PG-13) Russell Brand stars in this remake of the 1981 comedy as a spoiled wealthy playboy who must support himself when faced with the loss of his fortune. Also with Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig,...


Win Win Loses Half the Battle

I hate to take down this wrestling movie, but here goes…
KRISTIAN LIN
By all rights I should like Tom McCarthy’s movies much better than I do. The writer-director of low-budget dramedies The Station Agent and The Visitor has a delightful, low-key sense of humor and handles actors exceptionally ...