Posts Tagged ‘film’

1.83 Meters Under

British rotters run round and round in the repellent Death at a Funeral.
Kristian Lin
What’s more depressing than a farce that isn’t funny? Uh, war, famine, poverty, reruns of bad reality TV shows, a few other things.


Evan Almighty

A late-night booze run fuels the inspiration for the superb Superbad.
Kristian Lin
I see it clearly now: 2007 will go down as the year that Seth Rogen arrived.



Conduct Unbecoming

A not-so-plain Jane is a major problem with this literary period piece.
Kristian Lin
Anne Hathaway is easy to look at under normal circumstances, but in Becoming Jane she is downright breathtaking, with her hair in photogenic upswept curls framing her alabaster skin and those marvelous lips.


Go Toward the Light

Good day, Sunshine! Danny Boyle’s space opera is intensely beautiful.
Kristian Lin
Sunshine has nothing to do with the similarly titled 2000 film that starred Ralph Fiennes as three generations of Hungarian Jews living through the 20th century, though oddly enough, they share an actor in common: Mark Strong.



Bale Out

A U.S. pilot’s story of survival is powerfully retold in Rescue Dawn.
Kristian Lin
Werner Herzog isn’t the last filmmaker you’d expect to make a straight-up drama about U.S. military heroism, but he’d be pretty far down the list.


Graduation Day

Big Ticket
So Harry Potter’s childhood finally ends this weekend, and the same can be said for that of many of his readers.



The Brad Seed

Harry Potter, he ain’t. Joshua is a dreary entry in the evil-kid movie genre.
Kristian Lin
To begin with, the current film Joshua has nothing to do with the sleepy 2002 movie by the same name that starred Tony Goldwyn as a present-day carpenter who’s supposed to be Jesus.


Hit Me Again

Ben Kingsley beats the bottle, but his movie loses the war.
Kristian Lin
Of all the living actors who’ve been knighted by the queen of England, have any of them found their way into more crappy movies than Sir Ben Kingsley?



Health Scare System

Michael Moore’s latest doc will leave you feeling ill about American medicine.
Kristian Lin
Those reports you’ve heard about the new, self-effacing Michael Moore turn out to be more or less true in his latest documentary, Sicko.


Nighttime Showings

Big Ticket
With two brilliant and provocative movies opening on Friday (see Film page), it’s good that the two other most interesting film-related local events are taking place on Thursday, so you won’t have to miss out.