Posts Tagged ‘mother’

North Country

Two Mexicans and one father drive this low-budget, high-powered drama.
Kristian Lin
Christopher Zalla’s first feature filmmaking effort screened at Sundance in 2007 under the title Padre Nuestro, where it became the first Spanish-language film to win the festival’s grand jury prize.


By Foote

A Texas playwright’s 1953 odyssey gets a spirited reading by Fort Worth Theatre.
Stage
The program for Fort Worth Theatre’s current revival of The Trip to Bountiful mentions at least three times that the city’s 53-year-old stage institution is “a community theater.”



Shiny Penny

This well-acted contemporary fable turns a sow’s nose into a silk purse.
Kristian Lin
Penelope is one of those movies that looks really bad on paper.


Iran So Far Away

Quelle dommage! A brilliant graphic novel turns into an average animated movie.
Kristian Lin
A couple of months ago, Persepolis was the trendy pick among some movie critics as 2007′s best animated film.



Carlene Carter

Listen Up
Carlene Carter’s first CD of new material since 1995, Stronger, is an independent woman’s coming-to-terms-with-the-world-of-broken-hearts collection of country and occasionally country-rock songs. There is some heal...


Bourbon Street Blues

Big Ticket
For all of Spike Lee’s considerable achievements as a fiction filmmaker, he may be even better as a documentarian.



Pilgrim and a Preacher and a Problem when He’s Stoned

His country-music raising got him started, but Waylon Payne’s talent — and his demons — drive him on.
Jeff Prince
The stereo in Waylon Payne’s 1989 Mercedes Benz is blasting “Mama, Drive On” as he barrels down a farm road west of Fort Worth. A breeze whips through the sunroof and knocks ashes off his Marlboro, but he doesn’t notice...


Velveteen Rabbit

Kristian Lin
The Night Listener has a great story, so great that it indirectly causes the movie’s downfall. It’s based on an Armistead Maupin novel, which in turn was based on an incident that actually happened to the author. Watching t...