Posts Tagged ‘friend’

Chow Baby

Let’s Have a Show of Paws for Arlington
Chow, Baby
When Chow, Ma left the country, she charged me with the task of keeping her Chow, Puppy full of Puppy Chow. I am a dog person, but this is a lot more dog than I’m accustomed to. The 80-pound Doberman doesn’t understand that...


The Help: Maid in Mississippi

A best-selling novel becomes this charming, flawed movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list filmmakers adapt the book for the big screen. The author held out, though,...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Incendies (R) A nominee for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s play stars Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette as Canadian twins who travel to ...


Bridesmaids Takes the Cake

Put on your ugliest dress to watch the comedy of the season.
KRISTIAN LIN
There’s no shortage of recent comedy films that revolve around male friendship, so where are the equivalent movies about women? When it comes to comedies about adult female characters that don’t primarily focus on romance, ...



T&P Tavern Delivers

Last Call
The last time I went drinking at the T&P Tavern downtown in the historic T&P Railway Station was a little more than a year ago. While the bar was cool, so was the night air –– the tavern sat in an open-air lobby, pr...


Rahr Roofed and Ready

Last Call
Last winter’s snowstorm is a distant memory for most of us, with so many months of brutal summer having come in between. Not so, however, for the folks at Rahr & Sons Brewery, where they’ve just finished fixing what the...



About to Blow Up?

Last Call
My favorite movie of all time is American Graffiti. If you’ve seen it, you won’t be surprised to know that my second favorite movie of all time is Dazed and Confused. The two films are similar coming-of-age stories ...


Squeaky Clean

Last Call
A high-powered lawyer friend, who happens to be female, recently reminded me of the risks inherent in asking guys out for drinks. Her story goes like this: Not too long ago, she invited a client, who happens to be male, to join...



“Piss” Apologia

Last Call
Went to a pleasantly small wedding several weeks ago at a bed and breakfast. So small that we five or six drinkers on hand had to bring our own hooch. As we’re all concerned about our waistlines (superficial?), we filled ...


KP Duty

KRISTIAN LIN
Unlike most of the local filmmakers I profile, John Venable is someone I’ve known for a long time. That’s because he’s a film critic for his own website, www.supercala.com, and I’ve chatted with him on o...