Posts Tagged ‘film’

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.



Make It Right

Two movies about guilt and redemption don’t measure up to the books they’re based on.
Kristian Lin
So many movies are about people seeking revenge over wrongs done to them that it’s worth noting that there are two prestige pictures coming out about people trying to right the wrongs they’ve done to other people.


Baby, It’s Fate

A double dose of Javier Bardem, in English-language films of varying quality
KRISTIAN LIN
Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in the 2001 biopic Before Night Falls.



New Visions

Based on the debut last weekend of the Lone Star International Film Festival, good cinematic things are in store for the Fort.
Kultur
One of the best things about the Lone Star International Film Festival, presented by the Lone Star Film Society, is that the festival’s inaugural outing last week was true to the “Lone Star” and “International” portio...


Lone Star Movie Stars

Big Ticket
It’s finally here, ladies and gentlemen. After years of a cultural scene without a film festival to its name, Fort Worth finally gets back on the horse when the first Lone Star International Film Festival takes place downtown...



Unoriginal Gangster

Ridley Scott tries to make the Citizen Kane of crime flicks and falls short.
Kristian Lin
The shortcomings of American Gangster are right there in the title. It’s the latest film by Ridley Scott, a director who long ago was pegged as a mythmaker.


The Other Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett returns for a royally disappointing sequel about England’s queen.
Kristian Lin
In 1998, an Indian director and his Australian leading lady collaborated on Elizabeth, a chilling historical drama that brought their largely unknown names to the world’s attention.



Half-Baked Alaska

Sean Penn’s Into the Wild sure runs long, but it never seems big enough.
Kristian Lin
In a fitful and fitfully effective sidelight as a director, Sean Penn has been trying to make Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild into a film ever since its publication in 1996.


Black Screens

Big Ticket
The term “film noir” was invented by French critics in the late 1950s as a label for a set of movies that Hollywood started making in the ’40s.