Posts Tagged ‘personal’

The Artist: Quiet on the Set

This French silent film is unique, crowd-pleasing, and powerful.
KRISTIAN LIN
After premiering at last summer’s Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and a Best Actor prize, The Artist has played to rapturous reception at festivals (including the Lone Star International Film Festival) and art houses, pi...


The Ghost Writer: A Real Roman à Clef

Polanski’s thriller happily skewers the war on terror.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’ve had examples of prison literature throughout history, but The Ghost Writer may be the closest we’ve ever had to prison filmmaking. Roman Polanski shot the footage prior to his arrest last year, after which he proceede...



Tom Waits

Ken Shimamoto
Waits has had quite an odyssey, from Troubador doorman to protégé of Frank Zappa manager Herb Cohen (who sponsored the recordings released as two volumes of The Early Years) to Eagles “Ol’ 55″ songwriter ...


Legs and Tails

LEONARD EUREKA
Last weekend at Bass Performance Hall, there were many bright spots in Texas Ballet Theater’s season-opening performance of The Russian Masters, a repertory program that showed some of the company’s strengths in fam...



Moods of Mahler

Big Ticket
Gustav Mahler was a talented but tyrannical orchestra conductor, a believer in numerological superstitions and a man whose workaholic habits so wrecked his marriage that he and his wife wound up consulting Sigmund Freud himself...


Pond’s Life

A Euless filmmaker splits time and space in his feature debut cop thriller.
Kristian Lin
When Russ Pond was a boy, he played around with an 8mm camera and made home movies with his brother.



Earthly Delight

John Cusack helps elevate a big-budget popcorn flick to an emotionally honest character drama.
Cole Williams
Just when you think you’ve seen every type of Hollywood family drama, along comes something nice to revitalize your faith in mainstream cinema.