Posts Tagged ‘film’

Scene 2 for Scenesters

KRISTIAN LIN
Fort Worth movie fans may well remember The Scenesters as the opening selection of the Lone Star Film Festival last November. Now the movie’s enjoying a new wave of interest, having been screened at the Slamdance Film Fes...


Breaking Bad

KRISTIAN LIN
Somehow, the upper reaches of stardom have always seemed to just elude Jeff Bridges’ grasp despite all his advantages as a well-known actor’s son who came of age during a golden period for Hollywood filmmaking and k...



Domestic Conflict

KRISTIAN LIN
When I was a boy, I visited relatives in South America and noticed that all my uncles and aunts seemed to employ maids. I thought it was strange. My relatives weren’t noticeably wealthier than my parents, and yet neither ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Legion (R) Paul Bettany stars in this thriller as the Archangel Michael, who descends to Earth to save a group of people in a roadside diner after God unleashes the apocalypse on the human race. Also with Dennis Quaid,...



Night and Day

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WED ? 20 The winner of multiple awards as the best documentary film of 2009, The Cove is structured like a thriller, as its crew members go undercover in Taiji, Japan to capture on film the needless slaughter of hundreds of dol...


Firth of Force

KRISTIAN LIN
Talented though he is, Colin Firth has never shown that much range. While his close contemporary Hugh Grant has made a career out of playing different variations on the same randy bon vivant, Firth has made his largely by playi...



Bienvenue de Belleville

Big Ticket
The influence of Django Reinhardt continues to pop up in the most unusual places, like the 2007 video game BioShock, which contained several Reinhardt songs on its soundtrack.


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING Black Dynamite (R) Michael Jai White co-writes and stars in this sendup of 1970s blaxploitation flicks as an action hero out to avenge his brother’s murder. Also with Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Kevin Chapman, Nic...



Too Much Heaven

KRISTIAN LIN
As far back as 2001, when Peter Jackson first took on the Lord of the Rings saga, I kept wishing that he’d find time to go back to the more life-sized films like Heavenly Creatures that first marked out this New Zealander...


Pedro + Penélope

KRISTIAN LIN
At this point, Pedro Almodóvar truly seems incapable of making a bad movie. I can’t think of any other great filmmaker working today about whom I can say that. Who would have figured on that in the early 1990s, when Almo...