Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Rocky Past

Thoughts on why Georgia Rule is better than its bad reviews.
Kristian Lin
We’re film critics. We’re supposed to be shockproof. We take pride in our ability to watch movies without batting an eyelash when they deal with gay sex, interracial sex, S&M sex, and other forms of sexuality that migh...


Running Dead

An overrated zombie flick grows staler in a sequel set 28 Weeks Later.
Kristian Lin
Think it’s depressing being American these days? Try being British.



Walking Wounded

Home of the Brave takes on a timely subject and winds up feeling decades old.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last week when I reviewed Civic Duty, I referred to the difficulty Hollywood was experiencing when dealing with the Iraq war.


Angry Spider

The wall-crawler’s third film tries to do too much, but it’s fascinating all the same.
Kristian Lin
The last shot of Spider-Man 2 was a close-up of MJ Watson (Kirsten Dunst) as she watched her beloved superhero web off into the distance, with mixed emotions all over her face.



Puppy Love

There are many canines in Year of the Dog, but the movie lacks bite.
Kristian Lin
Saturday Night Live has been creating male movie stars for decades now, and for almost as long critics and entertainment journalists have been asking why the show’s women haven’t gone on to similar success.


Amusing Angel

The Shaun of the Dead guys are back and badder than ever with this comical cop thriller.
Kristian Lin
Attention, Hollywood: Look at Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. These British guys are doing your jobs, and on a fraction of your budget.



Craving More

Aqua Teen ... for Theaters fails to deliver on the series’ promise.
BRIAN ABRAMS
Metal-head rockstar Glen Danzig shops for a house that has blood pouring from its walls.


Curry Rice Krispies

An Indian guy with a Russian name is confused about his identity in The Namesake.
Kristian Lin
Jhumpa Lahiri’s excellent novel The Namesake takes much of its inspiration from the 19th-century Russian author Nikolai Gogol.



F for Fake

The Hoax that Clifford Irving pulled is recounted in this enjoyable movie.
Kristian Lin
In interviews and public appearances, Richard Gere has repeatedly said that the most fun he has ever had on the job was playing Billy Flynn in Chicago.


Super Sibs

These two movies needed some of the magic of their main characters.
Kristian Lin
Hollywood turns out so many movies about superheroes or people who acquire superpowers. It’s probably just a coincidence that the two out this week are both about sets of siblings who have them. Neither film is a full-blown s...