Posts Tagged ‘filmmaker’

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...


Knife Premieres

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Fort Worth filmmaker James Johnston is getting a lot of buzz for his new short, Knife: A Portrait of Revenge. After the Weekly wrote a cover story on him, (“Cool Customer,” June 1, 2011), he popped up in a New York Times st...



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Introductions
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UTA’s current art show is appropriately called Introductions, featuring works in various media by three new assistant professors who are on tenure track.


Pedro + Penélope

KRISTIAN LIN
At this point, Pedro Almodóvar truly seems incapable of making a bad movie. I can’t think of any other great filmmaker working today about whom I can say that. Who would have figured on that in the early 1990s, when Almo...



Nickel and Dimed

KRISTIAN LIN
George W. Bush is out of office. Healthcare reform is on track to be enacted. So what do you do if you’re Michael Moore? You take on the whole gosh-darned system, as we can see in his latest essay film, Capitalism: A Love...


College Boards

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We’re now far enough into the spring semester that collegiate theater departments have had time to rehearse and stage their new plays. Texas Wesleyan came out with its Benjamin Franklin play last week, and now most of the oth...



R U Q?

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The name of Dallas filmmaker Israel Luna’s new feature is R U Invited?: Five Guys & a Sex Party, and it’s about, well, guess.