Posts Tagged ‘irish’
Brendan Gleeson prepares to tend to his spiritual duties in Calvary.

Crosses to Bear

Funny about a grim subject, Calvary is the year’s best religious film.
Kristian Lin
Brendan Gleeson has acted in many Hollywood and British movies, but only the filmmakers in his native Ireland seem to have really figured out how to use this actor. His hulking frame, bulbous nose, and adenoidal bark of a voice...


It’s St. Paddy’s Day, Y’all

Big Ticket
With the sheer number of St. Patrick’s Day events going on in town, you’d be forgiven for thinking that everyone who lives here is from Ireland. What’s more likely is that the people in this town will take just about any ...



Rooster, Delaney’s Work

Though heavy on kitsch, both bar/restaurants deliver.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Is there a spate of new bars that happen to have good eats? Or is this phenomenon really a spate of new restaurants conveniently doubling as bars? Fort Worth is home to a few taverns boasting better-than-usual bar fare: 8.0 in ...


St. Elsewhere?

Last Call
For the sake of some jokes, I spent half the morning trying to think up reasons why I don’t like St. Patrick’s Day or, as I like to call it, 24 to 96 Hours of Blarney Baloney. Truth is, I couldn’t think of any good ones, ...



Taking Wing

JIMMY FOWLER
Many years ago, when Violet O’Valle was a drama teacher in Houston public schools, she discovered a collection of scripts by the great Irish playwright Sean O’Casey in a campus basement. O’Valle, a descendant ...


Third Reel

Big Ticket
The third Lone Star International Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and festivalgoers will be seeking something to match the awards buzz of 2007′s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the crowd-pleasing tendency ...



Ballin’ Buddies

STEVE STEWARD
The first time you see NBA star LeBron James in More Than a Game,  he’s a grinning, gawky pre-teen, which is sort of endearing. Then you see that same awkward-looking kid dunk.


Atonal Music

Even with a promising soloist, August Rush misses a boatload of notes.
Kristian Lin
I must confess, Freddie Highmore is starting to scare me a bit (in a good way, though).



Bright and Loud

Mixing punk, Irish folksong, and twang, Panther City Bandits are a welcome anomaly.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A couple of weeks ago at a Wreck Room show, a crowd of about 50 rowdy concertgoers trashed the place.