Posts Tagged ‘films’
Child of God opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING: Child of God (R) James Franco directs, writes, and co-stars in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel about a man (Scott Haze) who tries to exist outside the social order. Also with Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack,...


(Clockwise from top) Groot, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Rocket, and Chris Pratt are an unlikely bunch of Guardians of the Galaxy.

All You Need Is Quill

Guardians of the Galaxy is the funniest Marvel Comics movie yet.
KRISTIAN LIN
On the surface of a barren, hostile, alien planet, an Earthman named Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) boogies leisurely across the rocky terrain in his spacesuit, singing along to Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love.” When a small...



Jenny Tucker portrays the famous ecdysiast in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Gypsy. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 30 Alan Ayckbourn’s farce A Small Family Business was written in 1987, and there’s some disagreement over whether its satire of Margaret Thatcher’s economic vision (family values and individual greed are both good...


My Neighbor Totoro is part of Miyazaki at the Modern, Aug. 2-23.

Beautiful Creatures

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We’ve stated before in these pages that we don’t believe that Hayao Miyazaki is actually retired. Nevertheless, it’s never a bad time to revisit his weird, gorgeous animated films. The Modern now gives you and your kids t...



And So It Goes opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: And So It Goes (PG-13) Michael Douglas stars in this comedy as a self-centered man who enlists the help of his neighbor (Diane Keaton) when his estranged granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) is left on his doorstep. Also wi...


Emmanuelle Seigner entices Mathieu Amalric in Venus in Fur at the Modern, Fri-Sun.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 23 If you were disappointed with last spring’s Muppets sequel, you can bring back the good memories with 2011’s The Muppets when it screens at Sundance Square. The troupe’s good-natured spirit is fully in evidence...



Pierce Gagnon, Zach Braff, and Joey King emerge from a wig shop with their latest purchase in Wish I Was Here.

Tears in Tinseltown

Zach Braff is stuck in La-La Land in Wish I Was Here.
KRISTIAN LIN
I hated Garden State when it came out. I detested its cutesy preciousness, its 10-cent spiritual wisdom, its general air of being pleased with itself, its unearned oh-wow-the-world-is-so-beautiful mysticism. Despite all that, I...


Film

I Need Quarters

Dallas’ Jeremy Snead documents the history of video games.
KRISTIAN LIN
“Four years ago, I took my nephews and nieces to Dave & Buster’s,” said Jeremy Snead. “They were playing all the latest shooter games, and I saw this sad, neglected Donkey Kong machine over in the corner. I started ...



Boyhood opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Boyhood (R) Filmed over the course of 12 years, Richard Linklater’s drama stars Ellar Coltrane as a boy who experiences life between the ages of 5 and 17. Also with Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Smith, Lorel...


Agata Trzebuchowska ponders her future in the Catholic Church in Ida. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 The Fort Worth Cats have now put some distance between themselves and the bottom two teams in the United Baseball League, but they still have some work to do if they want to catch first-place Rio Grande Valley and wh...