Posts Tagged ‘opening’
Oculus opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Oculus (R) Karen Gillan (TV’s Doctor Who) stars in this horror film as a young woman who tries to exonerate her brother (Brenton Thwaites) of their parents’ murder by proving that a cursed mirror is responsible. Al...


Labor Day opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Labor Day (PG-13) Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) directs this adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s novel starring Kate Winslet as a depressed mother who takes in a wounded escaped convict (Josh Brolin). Also with Gattl...



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 ...


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 ...



Chris Hemsworth hangs out with Formula One groupies while Daniel Brühl looks on in Rush.

Need for Speed

Drugs! Sex! Death! Cars! Rush grips the track and glues you to your seat.
KRISTIAN LIN
Many A-list Hollywood-trained directors from the 1980s and ’90s have fallen by the wayside; for every Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow, there’s a Rob Reiner or Penny Marshall. For a while, Ron Howard looked like he was g...


Jennifer Hudson rallies supporters against apartheid South Africa in Winnie Mandela.

Amandla!

A living subject gives the biopic Winnie Mandela its biggest problems.
KRISTIAN LIN
The biography Winnie Mandela was made back in 2010, but it’s probably coming to local theaters now because Nelson Mandela is approaching the end of his life. (The great leader is getting his own biographical film later this y...



Eric Bana arranges a clandestine rendezvous at a crowded Wembley Stadium in Closed Circuit.

I’ll Be Watching You

A terrorist’s lawyers can’t escape the British government’s eyes in Closed Circuit.
KRISTIAN LIN
Paranoid political thrillers crested in the 1970s, but I’m looking forward to a new wave of them inspired by the revelations by Edward Snowden and others about the extent to which our digital trails are being snooped on. Perh...


The Way, Way Back opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Way, Way Back (PG-13) Writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants) make their directing debut with this comedy about a teenage boy (Liam James) who comes of age by befriending a water park manager (Sam Rockwell...



Now You See Me opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Now You See Me (PG-13) Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Woody Harrelson star in this caper flick as a team of stage magicians who execute high-end robberies of capitalist robber barons. Also with Morgan F...


The Great Gatsby opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) adapts F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about a 1920s writer (Tobey Maguire) who witnesses the tragically doomed romance between his cousin (Carey Mulligan) and a weal...