Posts Tagged ‘films’

Mixed Subjects

These North Texan filmmakers work in Austin, but their hearts remain here.
Kristian Lin
Transcribing an interview with Jeff Fraley and Harry Lynch proves to be hard work.


10Q for Watching

Big Ticket
As you read in our cover story last week (“Q’d Up,” May 21), Q Cinema is now celebrating 10 years of existence, having weathered such challenges as recessions, the local gay community’s varying tastes, a...



Escape Move

You can’t spell Mamet without MMA! A famed playwright goes jiu-jitsu on us.
KRISTIAN LIN
Seven years ago, David Mamet capped a winning streak as a film director with his engaging farce State and Main, following his twisty 1997 thriller The Spanish Prisoner and his elegant 1999 period drama The Winslow Boy.


Q Cinema

Is the movie at the Modern this week the tip of a Fort Worth film revolution?
KRISTIAN LIN
Bo Parker speaks in torrents. His conversation, cloaked with the terminology of marketing and design, crackles with ideas.



Film Buffs and Foodies

Big Ticket
This is International Week at TCU, and for the second straight year, the KinoMonda film series will mark the occasion with a blowout event called TCU Food and Film.


The Joint Is Jumpin’

Big Ticket
Spike Lee once behaved like a jackass to one of this paper’s interns, but that doesn’t diminish the artistry of the films made by this unruly, bristling, angry, risk-loving giant of American cinema.



Well Drilled

Remarkable as There Will Be Blood often is, our film critic refuses to gush.
Kristian Lin
I did something unusual while preparing to write my review of There Will Be Blood: I read everybody else’s reviews.


Death Warmed Over

A weepy, fuzzy end-of-life drama will leave you wanting to kick The Bucket List.
Kristian Lin
Remember last year’s Oscars, when Jack Nicholson showed up at the ceremony with a shaven head and everybody said, “Ooh, it’s Jack Nicholson with a shaven head!”?



Oh, the Horror!

Why Fort Worth filmmakers are focused on vampires and zombies instead of neurotic urban singles.
Kristian Lin
The footage we see is in grainy black and white. A heavy-set man in a shirt and tie is getting a lapdance from a stripper when she’s murdered in mid-gyration.


Black Screens

Big Ticket
The term “film noir” was invented by French critics in the late 1950s as a label for a set of movies that Hollywood started making in the ’40s.