Posts Tagged ‘movie’

For Film’s Sake

Kultur
As he prepares to shoot his second feature film, writer-director Tom Huckabee is drawing inspiration from two very different sources: legendary auteur Francis Ford Coppola and environmental installation artist Christo, the guy ...


Not So Minny Laughs

KRISTIAN LIN
The whole time I was watching New in Town, I was wondering why Renée Zellweger didn’t fit her role. In this throwaway comedy she plays Lucy, a Miami-based executive for a food conglomerate who’s sent to Minnesota j...



Ram Jam

KRISTIAN LIN
Everyone’s calling The Wrestler a comeback vehicle for Mickey Rourke, but he hasn’t really been away. He has worked steadily in this decade, and younger viewers probably know him as the deep-voiced, muscle-bound cha...


Infinite Jest

Kristian Lin
It’s high time that America discovered Steve Coogan. The 43-year-old needle-nosed native of Manchester, England, is hugely popular in the U.K. as the star of several TV shows and smart, funny postmodern comedy films (Tris...



Splinter Cell

Kristian Lin
A satisfyingly little thriller in danger of getting lost at the multiplex, Traitor works better if you haven’t seen the TV spots. Don Cheadle portrays Samir Horn, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and a devout Muslim of ...


Make It Rainn

Kristian Lin
Modestly watchable, The Rocker is nowhere near the level of Almost Famous or The School of Rock, this decade’s great movies about rock bands. However, it is the only rock-and-roll movie I can recall in which the drummer i...



Teen Dreams

Kristian Lin
The title of American Teen makes me suspicious. Just as it was with the excellent late-1990s TV miniseries American High, the word “American” in the title gives off the unwelcome impression that these documentaries ...


Cool Catalans

Kristian Lin
Three years ago Woody Allen left New York for London and made his first good movie in a decade, Match Point.



Movie Shoot

Kristian Lin
Here’s a fantastic movie idea: Tropic Thunder takes place on the set of a big-budget Hollywood Vietnam War film also entitled Tropic Thunder.


Nerds and G’s

Hearsay
Just as nerdcore seems to be powering down – seemingly taken over by 8bit music, among other things – now comes the documentary Nerdcore For Life, co-starring former Fort Worth Weekly covergirl MC Router (also known...