Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Riding in Cars With Boys

America Ferrera can’t keep this Latino indie drama from falling flat.
Kristian Lin
Recent movies as different as Danny Cannon’s Goal!

Escape Move

You can’t spell Mamet without MMA! A famed playwright goes jiu-jitsu on us.
Seven years ago, David Mamet capped a winning streak as a film director with his engaging farce State and Main, following his twisty 1997 thriller The Spanish Prisoner and his elegant 1999 period drama The Winslow Boy.

Vegas Babies

This comedy feels longer than a quickie marriage and is more embarrassing.
Kristian Lin
Five years ago Ashton Kutcher starred in a dire romantic comedy called Just Married, one of those movies that tries to present marriage as horrible but instead winds up portraying its married characters as such horrible people ...

Q Cinema

Is the movie at the Modern this week the tip of a Fort Worth film revolution?
Bo Parker speaks in torrents. His conversation, cloaked with the terminology of marketing and design, crackles with ideas.

Wedding Crasher

A weak lead performance waters down this farce at a best friend’s wedding.
Kristian Lin
All right, somebody needs to explain the whole Patrick Dempsey thing to me.

Young Love

Even good chemistry can’t save Baby Mama.
There’s a scene early in Baby Mama where two women – a white-trashy vamp and an upscale VP – watch a dad play baseball with his son on America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Ex Games

A Segel takes flight in Hawaii when he tries Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Kristian Lin
Last year, Hot Fuzz came out in the third week of April and turned out to be the funniest comedy of 2007.

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.

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.