Posts Tagged ‘it’s’

Viejo Amigo

The new Tex-Mex diner Chimy’s has a lot going for it, namely a friendly vibe.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Sometimes a bar/restaurant comes along and just works. Even though Chimy’s Cerveceria opened only a few weeks ago, it seems like it’s been around for years. The place, apparently, is the place to be.


Looking Forward / Looking Back

Gallery
William Campbell rings in the new year with a show of objets d’art selected from the gallery’s 2006 shows.



Sin for Your Supper

Only gluttons for cinematic theology will want a piece of The Last Sin Eater.
Kristian Lin
The title of The Last Sin Eater refers to a ritual that hails from the British Isles, in which a designated “sin eater” (a beggar or homeless man, usually) provides absolution to recently deceased people by eating bread and...


Violation

Breaking and Entering makes hash out of big issues, and that’s a petty crime.
Kristian Lin
Anthony Minghella made his name as the director of lush, cosmopolitan, epic literary adaptations with period settings, beginning with The English Patient in 1996 and continuing through The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain.



Capturing Katrina

A local filmmaker’s forthcoming documentary on the storm’s aftermath is apolitical in a political way.
Brian Abrams
David Redmon might be the most earnest documentary filmmaker around. His subject matter is always edgy, he finances all of his projects himself (to avoid any implied or explicit biases and to have complete artistic control), an...


Rooting for Roots

In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
Books
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.



Hot in the Neighborhood

Global warming comes to a garden, a stream, a statehouse near you.
Gayle Reaves
You wouldn’t think that small things like begonias making it through the winter could have international significance.


Off the Island

Letters From Iwo Jima is an Oscar nominee, but it falls short of the hype.
Kristian Lin
Clint Eastwood shot Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers as companion pieces.



Women’s Lib-ido

Theatre Arlington revives a spicy, classic Steve Martin adaptation whose early 19th-century theme still proves relevant.
Stage
With their fervent and cunning production of Steve Martin’s adaptation The Underpants, Theatre Arlington and director B.J. Cleveland have done something unexpected — reminded ticketbuyers of the original Martin, a hyper-sil...


Stop, in the Name of Grub

Load up on A Taste of Soul’s creamy dinner rolls, and you’ll be rollin’ down the street.
Jimmy Fowler
In most restaurants, the humble dinner roll knows its place. On the plate, it’s the equivalent of a supporting actor, a bass player, a fashion model’s assistant, existing to help the entrée and sides shine. But what happen...