Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Joaquin Phoenix is flabbergasted by the complexity of his newest case in "Inherent Vice."

Pot P.I.

A marijuana haze enshrouds the conspiracy plot in Inherent Vice.
Here’s a great matchup of movie director and book. Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel Inherent Vice features the reclusive postmodern giant at his wackiest and most engaging. It’s a terrific subject for Paul Thomas Anderson, the...

Chris Evans makes his way to the front of the train in Snowpiercer.

Top 10 Movies of 2014

The year’s best films are English-only, and they’re not the ones you might think.
I didn’t put any foreign-language films in my list of the year’s best movies. How the hell did that happen? Did the entire non-Anglophone world just have an off year? Did I watch all the wrong foreign movies? Or is this jus...

Jesus Christ! A Spanish bank robber fires back at pursuing police in "Witching and Bitching."

The Best Movie Moments of 2014

Kristian Lin
I did this feature last year and received enough response to encourage me to bring it back this year. This is my rundown of the most memorable moments from the year in cinema. As you can tell by the titles, some of these movies...


Night & Day

WED ▪ 24 Through December, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel has given the locals a reason to visit with readings from children’s books like The Legend of the Poinsettia and An Otis Christmas, accompanied by hot chocolate and cooki...

American Sniper opens Thursday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: American Sniper (R) Bradley Cooper stars in Clint Eastwood’s biography of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Also with Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Brian Hallisay, Kyle Gallner, ...

Anna Kendrick ponders what to do on the steps of the palace in Into the Woods.

Today Was a Fairytale

Into the Woods: There was a baker and his wife, and it was beautiful.
Way back before Disney rejuvenated itself by making animated musicals based on fairy tales sprinkled with witty songs, adult concerns, and a wisecracking modern attitude, Stephen Sondheim beat the studio to that territory with ...

Christoph Waltz bullies Amy Adams into giving up credit for her paintings in Big Eyes.

My Wife Could Paint That

Big Eyes is a potent story of abusive marriage and not-so-high art.
The way to understand Big Eyes is not as a movie about art nor as a Tim Burton film, though it’s both of those things. No, Big Eyes is best understood as a movie about domestic abuse, and as such it’s actually more powerful...

Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, at FWMSH’s IMAX theater.

Big Big Screens

After Christmas, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is bringing in two new films to show on its IMAX screen. The first is Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s jumbo-sized and very science-friendly space epic. The movie...

Quvenzhané Wallis plays with Sandy in the new Annie.

Hard Knocks

Annie: Instead of treated, we get tricked by this leaden musical.
Going into the newest big-screen version of Annie, I actually had some hopes for its success. Yes, the Broadway show is a saccharine piece of work that scored a huge hit in 1977 largely because a depressed America wanted to be ...

The dwarves make a last stand at their fortress in "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."

Gold Mountain

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit saga finally winds to an exhausted end.
In English soccer, when a high-priced newly signed player goes bust, opposing fans will sometimes taunt the player and his team by singing, “What a waste of money!” That’s the serenade that came to my mind when I was view...