Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Marissa McGowan (center) teaches kids their scales in The Sound of Music.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 17 It’s become a cliché: When autumn rolls around, the beer brewers are ready with a pumpkin ale (a peculiarly American style of beer, apparently). Still, the Visionary Tasting is different because it’s being spons...


Actor Quinn Shephard wants to learn the ropes on small-budget films.

A Script For Texas

An investment banker assembles money, talent, and backing to shoot Windsor in North Texas.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
The upstairs dining room buzzed with hungry patrons at Amelia’s Attic, an antique store on the Gainesville town square. The customers were drenched in sweat and a bit smelly. Some wore prison uniforms marred by dirt and grass...



Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver put on their shiva faces in This Is Where I Leave You.

Shiva the Destroyer

A talented cast is left stranded by the family gags in This Is Where I Leave You.
Kristian Lin
When I read Jonathan Tropper’s novel This Is Where I Leave You, I wasn’t all that impressed with it, but I figured it could be made into a funny movie with a talented cast. Now the movie version is here, and a talented cast...


Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING: Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (PG-13) Does anyone still care at this point? Starring Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Peter Mackenzie, Larry Cedar, Joaquim de Almeida, Rob Morrow, and Greg Germann. (Opens Friday) Do...



James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy ponder a grim situation in The Drop.

The Drop: Streetlight People

The late James Gandolfini isn’t the only bright spot in this mobbed-up thriller.
STEVE STEWARD
It’s likely that the late James Gandolfini’s performance in The Drop will be lauded in tearfully hyperbolic fashion, maybe even to the point where it overshadows the movie. In all honesty, Gandolfini is pretty good — thin...


Son Ye-jin demonstrates her derring-do during a naval battle in The Pirates.

Princess of Whales

Korean outlaws provide hijinks on the high seas in The Pirates.
Kristian Lin
They say that comedy can be highly culturally specific, and I can tell you it’s true after staring uncomprehendingly at the Korean movie Miss Granny earlier this year while the Korean audience around me cracked up. Still, som...



Love is Strange opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING: Love is Strange (R) John Lithgow and Alfred Molina star in this drama as a longtime gay couple who must look for new housing after they’re evicted shortly after they’re married. Also with Marisa Tomei, Darren Burro...


Beautiful Knuckleheads is part of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance’s fall series at Sanders Theatre, Fri-Sun.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 3 National Theatre Live rebroadcasts its wildly successful 2012 stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which stars Luke Treadaway (familiar from films like Clash of the Ti...



last call

Wondercrust: Watch and Riff

LAST CALL
When Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuted in 1988, did anyone mention that the show owed a huge debt to The Muppets? Because when I was a kid, every time I saw the silhouette of Joel Hodgson and his pair of wiseass robot sideki...


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...