Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Tony Leung demonstrates his martial arts style for a crowd of future disciples in The Grandmaster.

Grandmaster Flash

Beauty and romance distinguish this deluxe kung fu movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
Wong Kar-Wai’s films generally don’t play in American multiplexes, but that’s exactly where his latest movie, The Grandmaster, lands this weekend. That’s because it’s a martial-arts film, a genre that crosses language...


Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara pledge their love to each other before being separated in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Courtesy IFC Films

Laid-Back and Moving Up

David Lowery stays earthbound (and in North Texas) while his career takes off.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m a little nervous,” David Lowery admitted on the day his feature film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints opened in New York and Los Angeles. “I was more nervous in the days leading up to this, but now the movie’s out in the ...



Blue Jasmine opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Blue Jasmine (R) One of the greatest performances of Cate Blanchett’s career enlivens Woody Allen’s weak rewriting of A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanchett plays a Wall Street trophy wife who moves in with her sister...


Jeb Berrier’s documentary Bag It screens Wednesday at Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 21 Night & Day makes an effort to reuse plastic bags from the grocery store, but too many people simply throw them away, which is a reason why there’s a huge patch of floating plastic in the middle of the Pacific ...



Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Paddy Considine look the worse for wear during their pub crawl in The World’s End.

King of Beers

The high-proof World’s End has midlife crises and killer robots on tap.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’re not too late to declare the comedy of the summer, are we? Good, because The World’s End is not only the season’s funniest movie but also its best action thriller, its best addiction drama, and its best movie about t...


Someone with a mask means Barbara Crampton no good in You're Next.

Family Dies

You’re Next has lots more laughs than your average slasher movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you’ve seen the trailer and the posters for You’re Next, you may think that this is just another crappy late-summer slasher flick. Actually, it’s not. It’s a dysfunctional family comedy that’s wrapped inside a slas...



Paranoia opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Paranoia (PG-13) Liam Hemsworth stars in this thriller as an entry-level corporate employee who’s hired by a tech mogul (Gary Oldman) to spy on the mogul’s mentor and business rival (Harrison Ford). Also with Amber...


Forest Whitaker tidies up Robin Williams’ desk in the Oval Office in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

A Place Beside the Table

Lee Daniels serves up a necessary take on history in The Butler.
KRISTIAN LIN
The issue comes up again and again, and for good reason. Recent movies like The Help, Lincoln, Django Unchained, and 42 vary widely in quality, tone, and subject matter, but they have two things in common: They all address chap...



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All About Steve

Jobs wants to be the next Social Network, but it’s a bad apple.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’ve come to appreciate the beauty, power, and accessibility of Apple products, so I’m primed for a movie detailing the creative and technical vision of Steve Jobs, the man behind those infinitely useful devices. Unfortunat...


MST3K takes on Starship Troopers, Thu.

Bug Zappers

BIG TICKET
The pity of Rifftrax Live: Starship Troopers is that the original 1997 movie was supposed to be funny, but it failed so miserably at that job that now comedians are encouraging us to laugh at  the movie rather than with it. De...