Posts Tagged ‘film’

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?


C’est délicieux, ce film

animé du Pixar qui s’appelle Ratatouille.
Kristian Lin
I keep worrying about Pixar. I worry that they now put out a movie every year instead of once every two or three years, and that the studio’s top creative guys now oversee the whole Disney shebangapalooza instead of just thei...



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.



Reporting Live

A great director cuts into A Mighty Heart, but changes the pace to good effect.
Kristian Lin
Michael Winterbottom has spent the last 10 years as one of the world’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, and yet A Mighty Heart marks the first time that a film of his has reached the big screens of Fort Worth.


New Heights

Condensing an entire season into a four-week festival may help put FWO on the international map.
Stage
The curtain came down on the Fort Worth Opera’s inaugural festival Sunday, and there’s no denying that the past four weeks were heady.



Love Bug

The craziness is contagious in this claustrophobic, unsatisfying thriller.
Kristian Lin
Purely from an intellectual standpoint, the existence of Bug tickles me. I love how it starts out as a kitchen-sink indie drama and then turns into something weirder and more menacing halfway through.


Over the Edge

Pirates of the Caribbean is at franchise’s end, and the improvement is only marginal.
KRISTIAN LIN
Before the press screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, my fellow film critics and I were handed a printed request that read, in part: “Please do not reveal the many plot resolutions that occur throughout th...