Posts Tagged ‘movie’
Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine meet in the parking lot outside an AA meeting in "People Like Us."

People Like Us: Your Sister. Sister?

Great acting redeems this domestic drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
You’d expect the co-writer of the Transformers movies, Mission: Impossible 3, and Star Trek to take up a sci-fi action thriller in that same vein for his directing debut. You’d be wrong. People Like Us is a domestic drama w...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Deep in the Heart (PG-13) Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite) stars in this drama as a recovering alcoholic determined to put his kids through college. Also with Elaine Hendrix, Rheagan Wallace, James Haven, Donny Boaz, Kath...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Safe House (R) Ryan Reynolds stars in this thriller as a young CIA agent charged with protecting an arrested traitor (Denzel Washington) after an agency safe house is attacked. Also with Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, ...


Boys’ Adventures

Young men dominate fantasy worlds in three films currently out.
KRISTIAN LIN
Whether it’s some sort of backlash, the inevitable byproduct of a male-dominated system, or just a coincidence, our multiplexes are currently being overrun by fantasy adventure films with young men at the heart. Next mont...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Woman in Black (PG-13) Daniel Radcliffe stars in this horror film adapted from Susan Hill’s novella about a young 19th-century lawyer who’s terrorized by the ghost of a scorned woman while staying at a country ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Grey (R) Liam Neeson stars in this thriller as a member of an Alaskan oil drilling team stranded in the wilderness after their plane crashes. Also with Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo, Nonso Anonzie, ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 You can flash back to Van Cliburn Piano Competitions past when 2009 medalist Yeol Eum Son plays a recital at Dallas Museum of Art this evening. She’ll perform works commissioned by living composers for previous com...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Red Tails (PG-13) Terrence Howard headlines this historical drama about a squad of African-American fighter pilots struggling for the chance to prove themselves in combat during World War II. Also with Cuba Gooding Jr....



The Artist: Quiet on the Set

This French silent film is unique, crowd-pleasing, and powerful.
KRISTIAN LIN
After premiering at last summer’s Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and a Best Actor prize, The Artist has played to rapturous reception at festivals (including the Lone Star International Film Festival) and art houses, pi...


Haywire: Kane Mutiny

Steven Soderbergh delivers action in this thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m not sure why this film is called Haywire. The title implies a berserk quality, when in fact this movie is a tightly controlled and emotionally subdued piece of work. This is the closest thing to a pure action-thriller tha...