Posts Tagged ‘gordon’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Waiting for “Superman” (PG) The latest documentary by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) details the failings of the American public education system. (Opens Friday)


Wall Street Sequel: Gekko Insurance

A money man returns (our investment) after 23 years.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here’s an example of overthinking. Oliver Stone’s sequel to his 1987 hit Wall Street is entitled Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The subtitle refers to a line by Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in the original, which the se...



A Horse With Wings

Big Ticket
One of America’s great songwriters, Ricky Ian Gordon composes theatrical songs in the accessible style of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and he’s written them for Broadway singers like Audra McDonald and Kristin Ch...


School Sucks for Wimpy Kid

The preteen hero of this movie is uncool. Sadly, so is the movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
The clunky family movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid shares its title with a successful series of novels by Jeff Kinney, though the plot comes only from the first book. The wimpy kid in the title is Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), an 11...



Fat Pegg

This British romantic sports slacker comedy runs pretty smoothly.
Kristian Lin
I wrote the headline on this story because I’m helpless in the face of an easy pun, but seriously, Simon Pegg isn’t fat.


The Top 10

... and a lot of great performances coming in pairs.
Kristian Lin
Usually when I assemble the picks for my year-end list of the best movies, there’s a lot of flux among the choices as I get closer to deadline.



Custodial Interference

If you want a sharp little thriller, take The Lookout to the bank.
Kristian Lin
Saying that The Lookout is a terrific little film may sound patronizing, but it’s actually high praise.


Custodial Interference

If you want a sharp little thriller, take The Lookout to the bank.
Kristian Lin
Saying that The Lookout is a terrific little film may sound patronizing, but it’s actually high praise.