Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Queen to Play (NR) Caroline Bottaro’s comedy stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid who escapes her life of poverty when she takes chess lessons from an American expat (Kevin Kline). Also with Valérie Lagra...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 29 If you missed any of the performances from the recently ended season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, you can catch them now in a summer encore series running each Wednesday. Better still, they’re playing in some th...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Bad Teacher (R) Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy as a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed junior high schoolteacher who’s forced to shape up to win the heart of an idealistic substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake). Also wit...


Adolescent Dramas

Two Olivers and one George come of age in these offbeat indie flicks.
KRISTIAN LIN
There’s never a shortage of films about coming of age. Everyone comes of age, after all, and such films can often be done cheaply, like the three low-budget independent movies we’re reviewing this week. Two of them are wort...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Beautiful Boy (R) Maria Bello and Michael Sheen star in this drama as a married couple dealing with the fallout after their college-student son (Kyle Gallner) goes on a shooting rampage at school before taking his own ...


Road Shows

Big Ticket
With the summer heat going at full blast, now’s a good time for the two special movie events going on this week. Movie houses have recently been reaching out to theater fans by showing Broadway performances, but what makes th...



Super 8: Lights, Camera, Alien!

This monster movie shows J.J. Abrams’ remarkable talent – and a few flaws.
KRISTIAN LIN
I hate to be the dissenting voice on a movie everybody else seems to love, especially when I don’t think the movie’s bad at all. Super 8 is the first film J.J. Abrams has directed that’s from an original story rather than...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Beginners (R) This autobiographical drama by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) stars Ewan McGregor as a man who’s shocked when his terminally ill, recently widowed father (Christopher Plummer) comes out of the closet. Also wi...



Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

The iconic filmmaker’s latest is a valentine to the City of Light.
COLE WILLIAMS
So I’ve now seen two Woody Allen movies, the first being 1973’s Sleeper. I saw that when I was in high school, when the film was already nearly two decades old. The second is his latest, Midnight in Paris, and I can tell I...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Tree of Life (PG-13) Terrence Malick’s drama is about a present-day man (Sean Penn) contemplating the loss of his innocence growing up in the 1950s. Also with Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Larami...