Posts Tagged ‘oscar’

Off the Island

Letters From Iwo Jima is an Oscar nominee, but it falls short of the hype.
Kristian Lin
Clint Eastwood shot Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers as companion pieces.


Ricky Bobby’s Guide to Life (Or At Least the Movies)

How Talladega Nights Explains the Year in Cinema
Kristian Lin
One of the things that makes movie-going such an enjoyably unpredictable business is that every once in a while, a lowbrow comedy tells us more about ourselves than all the self-serious Oscar-baiting epic films and self-congrat...



Red Scare

Arlingtonian Blake Calhoun’s Killing Down has all the makings of a top-shelf action thriller.
Brian Abrams
Arlington native Blake Calhoun appears to be on his way. His action-packed thriller and third feature Killing Down had its world premiere earlier this month in Dallas at the 36th annual USA Film Festival (sponsored by giants IF...