Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Kelly Reilly welcomes Sophie Curtis into her new school in Innocence.

The Virgin Homicides

A girl finds her high school running on pure blood in Innocence.
KRISTIAN LIN
The blandly titled Innocence is the latest in the relatively small field of horror movies in which the slasher preys on teenage virgins. One reason there are so few of these films (the cleverest of which is Jennifer’s Body) i...


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Two-Part Solo

The Identical is like Walk Hard without the jokes.
KRISTIAN LIN
What if Elvis’ twin brother had lived? The makers of The Identical aren’t the first to ask that question, but they are the first to build a movie around the idea that a 1950s rock star had a long-lost twin who watched from ...



Blackmail (1929)

Getting Hitched

BIG TICKET
In a 1997 Australian college comedy called Love and Other Catastrophes, a film professor informs his students that they’ll spend the semester studying Alfred Hitchcock’s works. The students groan with disappointment, and a ...


"Are You Here" staring Owen Wilson, Laura Ramsey, Zach Galifianakis opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Are You Here (R) The creator of TV’s Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, makes his filmmaking debut with this comedy about a man (Zach Galifianakis) who brings his friend (Owen Wilson) on a road trip to collect an inheritance f...



Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley jam around a campfire in If I Stay.

Wake Me Up

Chloë Grace Moretz does hospital rounds while comatose in the dull If I Stay.
KRISTIAN LIN
Chloë Grace Moretz is 17 now, and in the past four years and change, I’ve seen her play a superheroine (Kick-Ass), a vampire (Let Me In), a werewolf (Dark Shadows), and a girl who can move things with her mind (Carrie). Her ...


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Strait Fighters

The record-breaking Roaring Currents depicts a hellacious battle at sea.
KRISTIAN LIN
This past weekend, the movie known in this country as The Admiral: Roaring Currents became the biggest box-office hit in South Korean history, surpassing Avatar. It also opened here at AMC Grapevine Mills, where it played to pa...



Dinosaur 13 opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Dinosaur 13 (PG) Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary about the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Admiral: Roaring Currents (NR) Kim Han-min’s historical epic about a 16th-centu...


Mallory Harwell, Shae Goldston, Kayly Topper, and Carmen Scott go feline in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Nekkid With the Cats. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 13 While the Modern is paying tribute to a master of animation in its Miyazaki festival, the same museum is paying attention to animation from all over the world through its annual Summer Flicks Series for children ages...



Brendan Gleeson prepares to tend to his spiritual duties in Calvary.

Crosses to Bear

Funny about a grim subject, Calvary is the year’s best religious film.
KRISTIAN LIN
Brendan Gleeson has acted in many Hollywood and British movies, but only the filmmakers in his native Ireland seem to have really figured out how to use this actor. His hulking frame, bulbous nose, and adenoidal bark of a voice...


Jeff Bridges shows Brenton Thwaites a way out of their dystopia in The Giver.

Conceal, Don’t Feel

After 20 years, The Giver finally hits the big screen. Eh.
KRISTIAN LIN
Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver famously took 20 years to come to the big screen, and when I caught up to it a few months ago, I could see why there might be problems in adapting it to film. Today’s science-fiction young-adult...