Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Rock of Aged

The seniors in the documentary Young@Heart are never too old to learn new songs.
Kristian Lin
If you saw the Rolling Stones’ concert film Shine a Light and were impressed by the energy of those sexagenarian band members, you should check out another concert film released this week that’s about an even older ...


Quaid Pro Quo

Wordy, wayward, and well-acted, Smart People is a slacker comedy for the literary set.
Kristian Lin
Mark Jude Poirier’s name will be more easily recognized by readers than cinephiles.



All These Things That I’ve Done

The best Iraq drama so far, Stop-Loss still runs into problems.
Kristian Lin
Hollywood is in a no-win situation when it comes to Iraq. (So’s the White House, but that’s another story.)


Hell in the Carpathians

Big Ticket
A few weeks back, The New York Times ran a piece in their Sunday magazine about the suddenly hot Romanian film industry.



Blackjacked

The deck gets hot for the casino drama 21, but it’s too late to recoup its losses.
Kristian Lin
The low-temperature gambling thriller 21 is based on Ben Mezrich’s book Bringing Down the House, his account of a ring of MIT math students who used card-counting techniques to win millions at Vegas’ blackjack table...


Fat Pegg

This British romantic sports slacker comedy runs pretty smoothly.
Kristian Lin
I wrote the headline on this story because I’m helpless in the face of an easy pun, but seriously, Simon Pegg isn’t fat.



Carlitos’ Way

Under the Same Moon, a Mexican kid travels illegally and weepily across America.
Kristian Lin
The recent surge in Mexican-made films on both sides of the U.S. border has had mostly positive results, but I suppose we were due to see a downside at some point.


Film Buffs and Foodies

Big Ticket
This is International Week at TCU, and for the second straight year, the KinoMonda film series will mark the occasion with a blowout event called TCU Food and Film.



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.


The Girl Who Would Be Queen

Big stars playing feuding sisters can’t save The Other Boleyn Girl.
Kristian Lin
Columbia Pictures originally planned to release The Other Boleyn Girl last Christmas and push it during awards season.