Posts Tagged ‘film’

Scenes from a Marriage

Big Ticket
Unlike many films that come to us from Iran, A Separation isn’t overtly political, which is probably why the thuggish Iranian government felt comfortable submitting it for Oscar consideration. Don’t let that put you off thi...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Safe House (R) Ryan Reynolds stars in this thriller as a young CIA agent charged with protecting an arrested traitor (Denzel Washington) after an agency safe house is attacked. Also with Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, ...



Boys’ Adventures

Young men dominate fantasy worlds in three films currently out.
KRISTIAN LIN
Whether it’s some sort of backlash, the inevitable byproduct of a male-dominated system, or just a coincidence, our multiplexes are currently being overrun by fantasy adventure films with young men at the heart. Next mont...


Over Exposure

Static
Hollywood stars often take a drubbing for their liberal views, but they don’t all lean left. Take North Texan Janine Turner, for instance. She earned fame in Northern Exposure and other TV shows before ditching Hollywood and ...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Woman in Black (PG-13) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this horror film adapted from Susan Hill’s novella about a young 19th-century lawyer who’s terrorized by the ghost of a scorned woman while staying at a country ...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 After breaking up with her boyfriend, animator Nina Paley took solace in reading the Sanskrit epic poem Ramayana while listening to vintage jazz records. The result was Sita Sings the Blues, an animated film that re-t...



Big Miracle: Fish Story

Three whales trapped in ice; moviegoers trapped in sentimentality.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the points of view of a wide array of characters affected by it. The cuddlier and well-in...


Safe Harbor

Big Ticket
Le Havre made the honorable mention section of the Weekly’s list of the best movies of 2011, but only now can Fort Worth audiences get a chance to see this superb French comedy.



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Grey (R) Liam Neeson stars in this thriller as a member of an Alaskan oil drilling team stranded in the wilderness after their plane crashes. Also with Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo, Nonso Anonzie, ...


Dangerous Method: Jungian Slip

Psychological titans clash in this drama. Spanking ensues.
KRISTIAN LIN
More than 50 years after his death, Carl Jung seems to have reasserted himself in the zeitgeist, with the recent publication of his famously bizarre The Red Book in German, a display of its illustrated pages in New York, and no...