Posts Tagged ‘movie’

The Big Year: First-Degree Birders

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry from this overly broad comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
I am not a birder, but I can sympathize with them. Check me out in early December when I’m frantically tracking down Greek experimental films and dramas about depressed Japanese people. I may not get someone else’s obsessio...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Way (PG-13) Emilio Estevez writes, directs, and co-stars in this drama about an American (Martin Sheen) who determines to walk El Camino de Santiago in northern Spain after his son dies trying to make the same pilg...



No Relief from Restless

This teen cancer romance will kill you with sugar shock.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hot on the heels of 50/50 comes another movie about cancer, the less funny, more irritating, and all-around inferior Restless. The unfortunate timing doesn’t flatter the newer movie, but then again, even had Gus Van Sant’s ...


Theater Round-Up

Big Ticket
The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best stuff, as well as something from overseas.



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Dream House (PG-13) Daniel Craig stars in this horror film as a father who uncovers murderous past events in the New England house that his family has just moved into. Also with Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Marton Csokas...


50/50: The C Word

Sick jokes and terrific acting save this cancer drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
When he was 24 years old, a comedy writer named Will Reiser was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. Once he got over the shock, he and his buddy Seth Rogen watched a bunch of movies about cancer patients and found them...



Victim of Circumstance

This drama’s calling card: Iranian teen lesbians in trouble.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sometimes the idea of a movie is more powerful than the movie itself. That’s certainly the case with Circumstance, which won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. At its infrequent best, this lesbian rom...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING Abduction (PG-13) Taylor Lautner stars in John Singleton’s action-adventure film as a teenager who’s sucked into an espionage plot after discovering his own picture on a web site devoted to missing children. Also wi...



Moneyball: A’s for Effort

This baseball movie for brainiacs is unflashy and productive.
KRISTIAN LIN
The Oakland A’s are currently a distant third in the American League West behind Anaheim and our own Texas Rangers. Though they made the playoffs several times in the early ’00s, the team never won a World Series and has be...


Among the Killer Elite

Survival is all that matters in Jason Statham’s latest and cruelest.
KRISTIAN LIN
Seeing the poster for yet another Jason Statham movie, you’re probably thinking that Killer Elite is exactly like all the others. You’re right, too, except that it’s actually quite good. That’s the thing about Jason Sta...