Posts Tagged ‘life’

Lou Vargo

Listen Up
These days, a CD titled American Disaster might sound like a political statement.


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.



Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.


Magnet

Listen Up
Any record that opens with foot stomps, handclaps, and humming can’t be bad.



T-Wrex

Listen Up
Arlington rapper T-Wrex brings social consciousness to his gritty, modern hip-hop on his debut album, My Life on Paper.


Also-Ran

In case you haven’t noticed, the indie dramedy formula won’t be going away anytime soon, thanks to movies like Dan.
Cole Williams
Of all the young, male comedic actors who have recently been in or directed movies that don’t hew to formula, Steve Carell is arguably tops of the class.



Portraitist of the City

Now begins the work of archiving legendary photographer Peter Feresten’s gigantic oeuvre ...
Art
As a photographer, Peter Feresten was a lot of things: documentarian, historian, teacher, artist.


Serpentine Fire

Just in time for Halloween comes Circle Theatre’s riveting production of Snake in the Grass.
Stage
You can celebrate this Halloween season with a visit to any of the Fort’s elaborately themed and bedecked haunted houses.



Half-Baked Alaska

Sean Penn’s Into the Wild sure runs long, but it never seems big enough.
Kristian Lin
In a fitful and fitfully effective sidelight as a director, Sean Penn has been trying to make Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild into a film ever since its publication in 1996.


Problem Kids

Mixed success is the name of the game for three movies out this week.
Kristian Lin
It’s fun to extol good movies and trash bad ones, but an awful lot of stuff falls in between those poles.