Posts Tagged ‘good’

Bodies at Rest

Please do not touch or nitpick the Mueck.
Art
Smug.”“Literal.”“Impervious to multiple interpretations.”“Susceptible to parody.”“Self-parodic.”“The Old Guard’s new clothes.”


Evan Almighty

A late-night booze run fuels the inspiration for the superb Superbad.
Kristian Lin
I see it clearly now: 2007 will go down as the year that Seth Rogen arrived.



Mild Salsa

Despite talented performances, direction, and music, El Cantante lacks kick.
Cole Williams
Hector Lavoe is considered one of the greatest artists of Latin music.


Bayou Self

The debut biography of Townes Van Zandt is a portrait of a sacrifice at the altar of commerce.
Books
If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to understand one thing up front: To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt is not an ...



The Speaker in Winter

True to his Golden Gloves past, Jim Wright answers the bell for another round.
Jeff Prince
Mornings begin with a trip to his spacious office and compiling a list of things to do. Days are spent knocking things off the list — from teaching chores to working on books and articles, to taking phone calls from former co...


Robots in Distress

The failure is system-wide in the new big-screen version of Transformers.
Kristian Lin
The time seems ripe for a re-evaluation of Michael Bay. It’s been almost 10 years since his Armageddon ruled the box office by sheer brute force of publicity, star power, and on-screen CGI explosions, and made millions of mov...



The Frontier Brothers

The Show
It’s not typical that a record would contain one song called “Jump Blues” and another called “TechnicalElectronicSupersonicRobot,” but then The Frontier Brothers are into blending styles and surprising ears: ‘80s Eu...


Eat Fresco

The Mexican grocery story La Michoacana offers great food for now or later.
Peter Gorman
Supermarket may not be the first place you think for a meal (the Subway at Wal-Mart and Starbucks at Albertson’s notwithstanding).



Hogpig

Listen Up
It wasn’t all that long ago when the guys in Hogpig were splitting time between two stellar North Texas bands: Little Grizzly, cut from nearly the same cloth as better-known neighbors Centro-matic, and the brilliantly silly B...


Angry Spider

The wall-crawler’s third film tries to do too much, but it’s fascinating all the same.
Kristian Lin
The last shot of Spider-Man 2 was a close-up of MJ Watson (Kirsten Dunst) as she watched her beloved superhero web off into the distance, with mixed emotions all over her face.