Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Three Films and Change: Mother, Chloe, The Last Song

A roundup of movies already playing, plus a new entry.
KRISTIAN LIN
Fittingly, the main character of the volatile, uproarious, and deeply disturbing Mother has no proper name, so she’s pretty much defined by her role as a mother.


Circle’s Opus Rings True

A crack ensemble cast makes the most of a sweet script but sour ending.
JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s a prediction: You won’t find a more gripping ensemble performance in North Texas this year than the performance by the five actors who kick up passionate sparks in Circle Theatre’s current production of...



Feet Fight

Big Ticket
In a scheduling snafu, Texas Ballet Theater and Texas Dance Theater both open shows Friday. TBT revives its opulent, full-length Romeo and Juliet, created in 1987 for the Houston Ballet, with a four-performance run in Bass Perf...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: An Education (PG-13) This radiant and gently heartbreaking drama is one of 2009′s best movies. The Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan stars as a 16-year-old Londoner who falls for an older man (Peter Sarsgaard) in 19...



Drug Mountain

Ken Shimamoto
One wonders if Lester Bangs was foreseeing this when he wrote that rock ‘n’ roll is a “raw wail from the bottom of the guts.” Recorded by redoubtable noise maven Steve Albini in his Chicago lair last sum...


Night and Day

Kr
WED ? 20 The winner of multiple awards as the best documentary film of 2009, The Cove is structured like a thriller, as its crew members go undercover in Taiji, Japan to capture on film the needless slaughter of hundreds of dol...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 6 The lecture this afternoon at the Kimbell is entitled Private Obsessions and Private Collecting: A Look at Dallas, which doesn’t give any real indication of the focus of this talk by Dallas Museum of Art associate...


Strange Days

COLE GARNER HILL
Don’t call Hentai Improvising Orchestra a band. With completely extemporaneous performances and refusal to practice or designate a bandleader, the Fort Worth experimental ensemble is much closer to a drinking club of crac...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 16 The Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys riffed on Plan 9 From Outer Space at your local movie theater last summer, and now they’re back with a holiday show. The Christmas Shorts-stravaganza unleashes them on old Yu...


Nutcrackers

Big Ticket
Having curtailed its season for budgetary reasons, Metropolitan Classical Ballet makes its only public appearance in Tarrant County this weekend, performing The Nutcracker through Sunday in Arlington.