Posts Tagged ‘man’

What’s the Big Idea?

Three movies this week are dominated by men and their obsessions.
KRISTIAN LIN
George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.


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...



Force of Will

A San Francisco man’s golden son shines for him in The Pursuit of Happyness.
Kristian Lin
I’ve been watching so many movies lately that maybe my usual defenses are worn down.


Gorgeous as Hell

The Amon Carter opens windows onto Robert Glenn Ketchum’s world of environmental activist photography.
Art
Amon Carter Museum’s nature photography exhibit, Regarding the Land: Robert Glenn Ketchum and the Legacy of Eliot Porter, on view until early January, offers plenty of twists and turns and bruised knuckles and elbows. And not...



The Bond Beginning

A new actor and an old outlook help 007 regain his mojo in Casino Royale.
KRISTIAN LIN
There hasn’t been a good new James Bond picture in two decades.


Politically Incorrect

Man of the Year suffers from dull satire, and then it really goes bad.
Kristian Lin
There are many things wrong with Man of the Year, but the basic premise isn’t one of them.



Jim Lauderdale

Listen Up
Jim Lauderdale has been one of Nashville’s most respected songwriters for a long time, but the corporate brass never considered him much of a singer. Oh, sure, he’s performed for years and recorded for Warner Bros., Atlanti...


Sacrificing Stars

Kristian Lin
The road to the remake of the 1973 pagan drama The Wicker Man was paved with good intentions, not to mention some formidable talent. Leading man Nicolas Cage also acts as an executive producer on playwright-filmmaker Neil LaBut...



Valient Thorr

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Remember nü metal, that genre of suck-ass Jock Jam bands like Korn and Godsmack? When they weren’t busy making huge, multi-zippered, idiot-pants fashionable, they were supposedly breathing life into the tired, leathery lungs...


Narrow Focus

Art
The title of Amon Carter Museum’s current archival exhibition is misleading. Instead of 100 Great American Photographs, it should say 100 Great Historical American Photographs. From an artistic standpoint, a lot of the pics a...