Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan share an umbrella in What If.

Taken

What If is the year’s best Canadian romantic comedy.
Kristian Lin
The romantic comedy What If is adapted from T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi’s play Toothpaste and Cigars. I’ve never seen the play, but somehow I get the feeling that I might have appreciated the film better if I’d seen the...


Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Michael Pitt regard a white peacock in I Origins.

More Than Meets the “I”

In his sophomore effort, filmmaker Mike Cahill tackles evolution versus creationism.
KENNETH KOST
In a fresh look at a tired argument, director Mike Cahill adds his flavor to the ongoing evolution-versus-creationism battle with I Origins, and after a few bites the dish actually tastes pretty good. On the surface it appears ...



Reagan Shankland and Matt Courtney find love on wheels in Artisan Center Theater’s Xanadu Jr. See Monday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 6 August means it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Students and parents who are economically eligible can find free supplies at the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup. The event caters to students from pre...


Child of God opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING: Child of God (R) James Franco directs, writes, and co-stars in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel about a man (Scott Haze) who tries to exist outside the social order. Also with Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack,...



(Clockwise from top) Groot, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Rocket, and Chris Pratt are an unlikely bunch of Guardians of the Galaxy.

All You Need Is Quill

Guardians of the Galaxy is the funniest Marvel Comics movie yet.
KRISTIAN LIN
On the surface of a barren, hostile, alien planet, an Earthman named Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) boogies leisurely across the rocky terrain in his spacesuit, singing along to Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love.” When a small...


Jenny Tucker portrays the famous ecdysiast in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Gypsy. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 30 Alan Ayckbourn’s farce A Small Family Business was written in 1987, and there’s some disagreement over whether its satire of Margaret Thatcher’s economic vision (family values and individual greed are both good...



My Neighbor Totoro is part of Miyazaki at the Modern, Aug. 2-23.

Beautiful Creatures

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We’ve stated before in these pages that we don’t believe that Hayao Miyazaki is actually retired. Nevertheless, it’s never a bad time to revisit his weird, gorgeous animated films. The Modern now gives you and your kids t...


And So It Goes opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: And So It Goes (PG-13) Michael Douglas stars in this comedy as a self-centered man who enlists the help of his neighbor (Diane Keaton) when his estranged granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) is left on his doorstep. Also wi...



Emmanuelle Seigner entices Mathieu Amalric in Venus in Fur at the Modern, Fri-Sun.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 23 If you were disappointed with last spring’s Muppets sequel, you can bring back the good memories with 2011’s The Muppets when it screens at Sundance Square. The troupe’s good-natured spirit is fully in evidence...


Pierce Gagnon, Zach Braff, and Joey King emerge from a wig shop with their latest purchase in Wish I Was Here.

Tears in Tinseltown

Zach Braff is stuck in La-La Land in Wish I Was Here.
KRISTIAN LIN
I hated Garden State when it came out. I detested its cutesy preciousness, its 10-cent spiritual wisdom, its general air of being pleased with itself, its unearned oh-wow-the-world-is-so-beautiful mysticism. Despite all that, I...