Posts Tagged ‘film’

Mao’s Last Dancer

TBT’s Ben Stevenson is a character in this rags-to-riches tale of Li Cunxin.
Mao’s Last Dancer is the ultimate rags to riches saga. The film is based on the life of dancer Li Cunxin. Born dirt-poor in a remote Chinese village, he made it halfway around the world by age 20 to become a principal dancer ...

Driving the Limit

Pixar shifts into a lower gear and makes Cars into a leisurely scenic outing.
Kristian Lin
You could hear the tiniest stirrings of something on the internet about Cars. Not necessarily a backlash but something smaller: criticism of the movie’s trailer, saying the jokes were too cutesy and the cars with eyes in thei...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Waiting for “Superman” (PG) The latest documentary by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) details the failings of the American public education system. (Opens Friday)

Paradise to Hold

Local filmmakers Justin Hilliard and Frank Mosley have more than art-house fare up their sleeves.
Filmmakers Justin Hilliard, 28, and Frank Mosley, 27, met as college students in 2004 while working on a class film project at the University of Texas at Arlington. They quickly became close friends based on their mutual love o...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Buried (R) Ryan Reynolds stars in this thriller as a man who finds himself buried alive in a coffin. Also with Stephen Tobolowsky, Samantha Mathis, José Luis García Pérez, and Erik Palladino. (Opens Friday in Dallas)

Film Shorts

OPENING: Catfish (PG-13) Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s possibly staged documentary about Nev Schulman and his attempts to date a woman he met on the internet who may not be what she claims to be. Also with Rel Schulman and...

Legend of the Guardians: Hoot and a Holler

Zack Snyder goes animated in this owlish action picture.
Live-action filmmakers have been getting into animation lately, but only the ones who have a strongly developed and distinctive cinematic style (like Tim Burton or Wes Anderson) have found it worth the trouble. That’s what Za...

Sneak Previews

Big Ticket
Christopher Kelly’s Great Movies You Haven’t Heard Of … Yet continues to give Fort Worth moviegoers a valuable advance look at likely Oscar contenders. This year the mini-festival expands to nine movies.

Resident Evil: Afterlife Bores

A potentially thrilling premise is abandoned in favor of (just more) zombie slaying.
The fourth Resident Evil game was a thrilling reinvention of the series, ditching zombies for more unusual monsters. It also was a fast-paced story full of scares and memorable characters. Unfortunately, the same can’t be sai...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Bran Nue Dae (PG-13) Rocky McKenzie stars in this Australian musical as a young Aborigine who runs away from religious school in 1967 to find himself. Also with Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Tom Budge, Ningali Lawford, ...