Posts Tagged ‘film’
Spongebob

Soak Up the Screen

SpongeBob SquarePants absorbs more laughs in his second movie.
Kristian Lin
I’ll admit this right now: I’ve never seen a single episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. I just never found the time, and my experience of seeing 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie did not encourage me to try it. Now, 10...


Duke of Burgundy

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING The Duke of Burgundy (NR) Like Fifty Shades of Grey, but a lot more lesbic. This drama by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) stars Sidse Babett Knudsen as a lepidopterist who engages in an S&M sexual relation...



CAKE

Pain Cake

Jennifer Aniston does great work in a not-so-great drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
You may have heard the whispers about a movie called Cake that stars Jennifer Aniston and played at the Toronto Film Festival. The lead actress scored a Golden Globe nomination and campaigned hard for an Oscar nod, and the movi...


01.21.15-WACT

Tricky Therapy

A Weatherford drama school teaches more than just acting.
KRISTIAN LIN W/ PHOTOS BY MEI-CHUN JAU
They don’t waste any time at the Weatherford Acting, Film, and Stunt Academy, known as WACT. When I pay my first visit there on a frigid evening in January, I’m immediately directed to a seat on stage. I’m there to interv...



Top Five opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Top Five (R) Chris Rock writes, directs, and stars in this comedy as a comedian trying to become a serious actor while his fiancée (Gabrielle Union) wants to make their wedding the subject of a reality TV show. Also w...


Del Shores makes a personal appearance at this year’s Q Cinema festival.

Shores to Shores

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For its 16th annual film festival, Q Cinema is bringing in a special guest with an outsize reputation. The Texas playwright, filmmaker, and actor will be on hand to screen Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality, a filmed one-man sh...



UNT Concert Orchestra plays a splashy program tonight at 8pm at Murchison Performing Arts Center.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 2 UNT Concert Orchestra plays a splashy program this evening, with pianist Gustavo Romero as soloist on Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Satie’s Gymnopédies. However, you may want to check out Georges Enescu’s Roman...


Sandra Bullock is stranded a long way from home in Gravity.

Just Breathe

Gravity is the greatest 3D movie ever made.
KRISTIAN LIN
Some filmmakers inspire feelings of mystical reverence. Their works are so consistently high in quality, so seamless, so strange, and so committed to seeing the world in a different way that they seem like otherworldly artifact...



The late Eiko Ishioka is nominated for an Oscar for Lily Collins’ outfits in Mirror Mirror.

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s late February, which means that it’s time for my annual analysis of the Oscars’ mid-major categories. I like writing this piece, because it’s a way for me to recognize terrific work in aspects of film that I don’...


Jafar Panahi in This Is Not a Film.

Films and Not Films

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By now, the story has become part of cinematic lore: Confined to house arrest and banned from filmmaking, Iranian director Jafar Panahi responded by shooting a documentary in his house and smuggling it out of Iran on a flash dr...