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Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Barney’s Version (R) Paul Giamatti stars in this adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s comic novel as a Canadian TV producer who gets into trouble looking for love. Also with Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike...


Oh, What a Biutiful Mess

This drama among Barcelona’s dispossessed is one long slog.
KRISTIAN LIN
In December, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association named Biutiful the best foreign language film of 2010. Last week, the movie picked up Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and for Javier Bardem’s lead p...



Another Year: If It Makes You Happy

A troubled Mary upstages Tom and Gerri’s show in this British drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Mary works as a secretary at a medical clinic in London. She’s somewhere in her 40s or 50s, it’s hard to say. However old she is, she’s still quite beautiful, full of energy, and a lot of fun at parties. That’s in small...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Biutiful (R) The latest drama by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) stars Javier Bardem as a small-time criminal in Barcelona seeking redemption before he dies. Also with Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib,...



Rabbit Hole: Childless Parents

The drama is only above-average in this story of bereavement.
KRISTIAN LIN
Whither the prestige picture? I’m talking about straightforward, visually handsome, modestly budgeted films that feature a few high-powered actors tackling weighty issues, usually working from a script with a literary or thea...


The Rite Is Wrong

Anthony Hopkins’ hamming is the scariest thing in this exorcism flick.
KRISTIAN LIN
In the past I wondered whether they were running out of titles for movies that take place on submarines. Now I’m wondering whether they’re running out of titles for exorcism movies. This latest one is called The Rite, and i...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Way Back (PG-13) Colin Farrell and Ed Harris star in Peter Weir’s historical drama about escapees from a Siberian gulag who walked 4,000 miles to freedom in India. Also with Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong, Dragos Bucu...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 19 Kim Ki-duk’s 2005 drama 3-Iron does indeed feature a golf club used as a weapon, but otherwise the film is mostly a serene and sometimes funny contemplation of alienation in South Korea, based on the real-life story ...



Phillip Morris: Liar Liar

Jim Carrey’s back on his game in this gay caper flick.
KRISTIAN LIN
One of 2010’s most charming movies is I Love You Phillip Morris, the demonic gay bastard child of The Informant! and Brokeback Mountain. This madcap caper film played at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews that, a...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Dilemma (PG-13) Vince Vaughn stars in Ron Howard’s comedy as a man trying to figure out how to inform his best friend (Kevin James) that his wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him. Also with Jennifer Connelly, Ch...