Posts Tagged ‘film’

Delysia of Grandeur

Amy Adams works her charm once again in this frothy British period piece.
Kristian Lin
So we’re all in love with Amy Adams now. And why not? She’s lovable.


Shiny Penny

This well-acted contemporary fable turns a sow’s nose into a silk purse.
Kristian Lin
Penelope is one of those movies that looks really bad on paper.



Film Buffs and Foodies

Big Ticket
This is International Week at TCU, and for the second straight year, the KinoMonda film series will mark the occasion with a blowout event called TCU Food and Film.


Still Somber

In their melancholia, Collin Herring and Titanmoon reluctantly sit atop a bounty of excellent new CDs.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Alot of big local bands tend to put out new stuff this time of year.



Iran So Far Away

Quelle dommage! A brilliant graphic novel turns into an average animated movie.
Kristian Lin
A couple of months ago, Persepolis was the trendy pick among some movie critics as 2007′s best animated film.


I’m Not There

The fairies and teleporters in this week’s movies encourage you to disbelieve your eyes.
Kristian Lin
The best bets this Valentine’s Day are two special-effects-laden fantasy films from Hollywood, both blessedly free of any pretensions to be the next Lord of the Rings.



The Joint Is Jumpin’

Big Ticket
Spike Lee once behaved like a jackass to one of this paper’s interns, but that doesn’t diminish the artistry of the films made by this unruly, bristling, angry, risk-loving giant of American cinema.


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.