Posts Tagged ‘film’

Insert Your Own Jokes

New comedies flood our theaters, but they’re mostly all wet.
Kristian Lin
Some observers are calling this a golden age for comedy films, but even a golden age has its share of fool’s gold, not to mention Fool’s Gold.


Bad Omens

Even with great performances and direction, Cassandra’s Dream still takes on water.
Kristian Lin
The word has been atypically slow getting out about Woody Allen’s latest thriller Cassandra’s Dream.



Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to ... that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
Kristian Lin
The Oscar nominations came out this week, and for once the talk about who got the nods might actually be overshadowed by speculation about whether the writers’ strike will derail the show.


Losing, Lost Gems

In these angsty times, sometimes you have to scour the art scene for life.
Kultur
As mannered Britons dump garbage all over gallery floors under the auspices of creating “art,” and brash young Americans simply Xerox their favorite photos of celebrities onto canvases in a seemingly endless, relent...



Well Drilled

Remarkable as There Will Be Blood often is, our film critic refuses to gush.
Kristian Lin
I did something unusual while preparing to write my review of There Will Be Blood: I read everybody else’s reviews.


Lost Children

Last year’s scariest horror movie is the Spanish import The Orphanage.
Kristian Lin
A look back on 2007′s horror movies doesn’t exactly reveal an embarrassment of riches.



Oh, the Horror!

Why Fort Worth filmmakers are focused on vampires and zombies instead of neurotic urban singles.
Kristian Lin
The footage we see is in grainy black and white. A heavy-set man in a shirt and tie is getting a lapdance from a stripper when she’s murdered in mid-gyration.


Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.



Blessed Event

How would Juno? You’ll take an infant liking to this comedy of unplanned parenthood.
Kristian Lin
It’s easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been.


Blessed Event

How would Juno? You’ll take an infant liking to this comedy of unplanned parenthood.
Kristian Lin
It’s easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been.