Posts Tagged ‘film’
Born on a Sunday runs thru Fri at Hays Theatre.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 14 Local playwright T.J. Walsh wrote a play about 19th-century Swedish playwright August Strindberg and his tumultuous problems with mental illness, unorthodox religious beliefs, state censorship, and relationships with...


Daniel Day-Lewis fights for freedom in Lincoln.

Lincoln: Long Live the Union

Daniel Day-Lewis overshadows Steven Spielberg’s political drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here we are in 2012, and Steven Spielberg is still surprising me. Because Lincoln has been released one week after a presidential election, everyone is inevitably dissecting his movie for political content and its relevance to ...



Victoria Justice (dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz") and Jane Levy (dressed as a sexy cat) search for a little boy on Halloween in "Fun Size."

Fun Size: Late-Night Justice

This Halloween comedy sends you home with less candy than expected.
KRISTIAN LIN
This sounds like a canny piece of counterprogramming. Every year, the movie studios pollute October with another grim batch of horror sequels about ghosts, demons, and slashers. So why not go the other way and put out a Hallowe...


American Reunion opens Friday

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: American Reunion (R) Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (the Harold and Kumar movies) take over the series, as the whole gang from American Pie returns for their class reunion. Starring Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Deep in the Heart (PG-13) Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite) stars in this drama as a recovering alcoholic determined to put his kids through college. Also with Elaine Hendrix, Rheagan Wallace, James Haven, Donny Boaz, Kath...


Arrietty: Borrowed Time

This delicate Japanese animated fable lights up our multiplexes.
KRISTIAN LIN
So what’s it gonna take for Hayao Miyazaki to get his due in America? The co-founder of Studio Ghibli has built his legacy on animated films for children, and his studio’s body of work is every bit as strong as Pixar’s. Y...



Scenes from a Marriage

Big Ticket
Unlike many films that come to us from Iran, A Separation isn’t overtly political, which is probably why the thuggish Iranian government felt comfortable submitting it for Oscar consideration. Don’t let that put you off thi...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Safe House (R) Ryan Reynolds stars in this thriller as a young CIA agent charged with protecting an arrested traitor (Denzel Washington) after an agency safe house is attacked. Also with Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, ...



Boys’ Adventures

Young men dominate fantasy worlds in three films currently out.
KRISTIAN LIN
Whether it’s some sort of backlash, the inevitable byproduct of a male-dominated system, or just a coincidence, our multiplexes are currently being overrun by fantasy adventure films with young men at the heart. Next mont...


Over Exposure

Static
Hollywood stars often take a drubbing for their liberal views, but they don’t all lean left. Take North Texan Janine Turner, for instance. She earned fame in Northern Exposure and other TV shows before ditching Hollywood and ...