Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Well Drilled

Remarkable as There Will Be Blood often is, our film critic refuses to gush.
Kristian Lin
I did something unusual while preparing to write my review of There Will Be Blood: I read everybody else’s reviews.


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Listen Up
As any good soundtrack should, Honeydripper helps bring the movie to life by creating, along with the scenery and the actors, the atmosphere that lets the DELETE breathe.



Death Warmed Over

A weepy, fuzzy end-of-life drama will leave you wanting to kick The Bucket List.
Kristian Lin
Remember last year’s Oscars, when Jack Nicholson showed up at the ceremony with a shaven head and everybody said, “Ooh, it’s Jack Nicholson with a shaven head!”?


Lost Children

Last year’s scariest horror movie is the Spanish import The Orphanage.
Kristian Lin
A look back on 2007′s horror movies doesn’t exactly reveal an embarrassment of riches.



The Top 10

... and a lot of great performances coming in pairs.
Kristian Lin
Usually when I assemble the picks for my year-end list of the best movies, there’s a lot of flux among the choices as I get closer to deadline.


Needed: Recipe for “Fish in a Barrel”

Static
Oh joy, it arrived just in time for the holidays – Static’s very own copy of the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook, of course!



Sorry, Charlie

This real-life spy story has lots of star power and little pop.
Kristian Lin
It’s been 12 years since The American President, the last time Aaron Sorkin had his name on a produced movie DELETE.


Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.



Oh, the Horror!

Why Fort Worth filmmakers are focused on vampires and zombies instead of neurotic urban singles.
Kristian Lin
The footage we see is in grainy black and white. A heavy-set man in a shirt and tie is getting a lapdance from a stripper when she’s murdered in mid-gyration.


Blessed Event

How would Juno? You’ll take an infant liking to this comedy of unplanned parenthood.
Kristian Lin
It’s easy to say that Juno is the movie that Knocked Up should have been.