Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, and Terrence Howard make like New Edition in The Best Man Holiday.

Party Like It’s 1999

The Best Man Holiday catches up with its characters 14 years later.
KRISTIAN LIN
Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy The Best Man was only a modest hit when it came out in 1999, but it was the best-known of a surge of movies from that time about African-Americans leading ordinary middle-class lives, when previous fil...


Matthew McConaughey hawks life-saving unapproved drugs in Dallas Buyers Club.

Drugstore Cowboy

Great acting distinguishes the powerful AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you know only one thing about Dallas Buyers Club, it’s probably that Matthew McConaughey lost 40 pounds to play an AIDS patient. That’s true, but there’s a great deal more to both this film and his work than that. McCo...



Dallas Buyers Club opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Dallas Buyers Club (R) Matthew McConaughey stars in Jean-Marc Vallée’s biography of Ronald Woodroof, an electrician who starts an extralegal drug market for AIDS patients after being diagnosed with the disease in 19...


Ain’t that a hole in the boat? Robert Redford tries to keep his head above water in All Is Lost.

I Will Survive

An old man and a young girl struggle for life in All Is Lost and How I Live Now.
KRISTIAN LIN
Richard Curtis’ time-travel comedy About Time expands to Fort Worth this week (see Film Shorts), and it exhorts us to live each day as if it’s our last. Well, two other movies come to us this week, too, and they give a big ...



Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in August: Osage County at LSFF.

Lucky Seven

BIG TICKET
The seventh annual Lone Star Film Festival takes place this weekend and gives us an advance look at Oscar-contending movies. Foremost among those are Nebraska, a deadpan black-and-white comedy by Alexander Payne (The Descendant...


Blue Is The Warmest Color opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Blue Is the Warmest Color (NC-17) The controversial top-prize winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is Abdellatif Kechiche’s film about a 15-year-old French girl (Adèle Exarchopoulos) who has a torrid affair ...



Hangman’s House of Horrors is hanging it up .

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 30 It’s the last hurrah for Hangman’s House of Horrors. After 25 years, the Fort Worth institution (which has always donated its profits to charity) is staging its last scare this week, as its founder moves on to sc...


Keanu Reeves makes his directing debut.

Tiger Burning Bright

A new star, an old discipline, and Keanu Reeves come together in Man of Tai Chi.
KRISTIAN LIN
When you think of t’ai chi, you probably think of old Chinese people in a park making slow, sweeping, graceful movements with their arms. (Maybe this image comes to mind even if you’re of Chinese descent, like me.) In Man o...



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Turkey Time

The animated comedy Free Birds is a real tur … oh, I can’t say it.
KRISTIAN LIN
Even with the advent of computers, it takes so much effort by so many people to make an animated film. That’s why even substandard animated films tend to at least have focused stories. That’s not the case with the comedy Fr...


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Eat, Pray, Watch

CHOW, BABY
It was a bad idea to go see the movie Gravity at the Coyote Drive-In (223 NE 4th St.). The drive-in is great, but a movie like that needs a more cinematic setting — and one that can’t be ruined by some jerks blaring Tejano ...