Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Descendants (R) George Clooney stars in Alexander Payne’s adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel about a wealthy Hawaii lawyer trying to raise his daughters in the aftermath of a boating accident that left his...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 “I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.” During a golden age of English comedy, George Farquhar’s farce The Beaux’ Stratagem was one of its greatest lights. Sadly, the Irish playwright was ...



Disney Finds Sonny

For his first feature, Fort Worth’s Andrew Disney conjures up “slacker noir.”
JIMMY FOWLER
There are a lot of ways you could describe Searching for Sonny, the debut feature from writer-director and Fort Worth native Andrew Disney. The movie concerns a chronic underachiever who gets pulled into a series of bizarre eve...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Immortals (R) Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) directs this epic starring Henry Cavill as Theseus, a mortal picked by the Greek gods to stop an evil king (Mickey Rourke) from destroying the human race. Also with Steph...



J. Edgar: Hoover Ville

An FBI director’s fascinating life turns into this dull biopic.
KRISTIAN LIN
Mark Harris recently wrote that while film critics often slam a movie whose directors and/or actors are better than its weak script, those same critics hardly ever claim the reverse, that a movie’s great script is butchered b...


Lone Star Power

Big Ticket
We wondered how Lone Star International Film Festival would fare now that it’s no longer the new kid on the block. Well, this year LSIFF has rounded up its most prestigious lineup yet, giving us a chance to see some entries t...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Skin I Live In (R) Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film stars Antonio Banderas as an insane plastic surgeon who uses a captive patient (Elena Anaya) as a human guinea pig for his new artificial skin. Also with Marisa P...


Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Senegalese basketballers step up to the line in this documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet it is a smooth piece of work (as you’d expect from something produced under the ESPN F...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: In Time (PG-13) Justin Timberlake stars in Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller as a man who falls afoul of the law in a corrupt future society in which poor people die at age 25 while rich people live on without aging. A...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Three Musketeers (PG-13) Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Event Horizon) directs this latest version of Alexandre Dumas père’s novel starring Logan Lerman as D’Artagnan, who teams up with Athos, Porthos, and...