Posts Tagged ‘plot’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Shutter Island (R) Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as U.S. marshals sent to investigate the disappearance of an inmate from an asylum for the c...


Imaginarium, Youth in Revolt Finally Out

KRISTIAN LIN
Some films go from blank page to your local movie screen relatively quickly; Up in the Air wrapped principal photography last spring, which is why it feels so timely. In other cases, exigent circumstances (better known as real ...



Holmes for Christmas

KRISTIAN LIN
In a series of 1940s Hollywood films, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes as a suave, unflappable Victorian gentleman. His interpretation held sway until a British TV series in the 1980s, when Jeremy Brett re-interpreted the ...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED • 11 Swing your razor wide, Sweeney. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s revenge opera Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street brings all of its blood-soaked murders and gorgeous songs to Casa Mañana this...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Afghan Star (NR) Havana Marking’s documentary about the contestants who risk their lives to perform in an American Idol-style TV show in Afghanistan. (Opens Friday in Dallas)


Splinter Cell

Kristian Lin
A satisfyingly little thriller in danger of getting lost at the multiplex, Traitor works better if you haven’t seen the TV spots. Don Cheadle portrays Samir Horn, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and a devout Muslim of ...



Glove the Blood

Vampire-boxers, vampires, and non-Hollywood folk duke it out in The Butterfly Connection’s new show.
Stage
Give theatergoers a knotty plot to unravel, new ideas to understand, complex issues to mull over, and chances are they’ll enjoy the mental work involved.


Carlitos’ Way

Under the Same Moon, a Mexican kid travels illegally and weepily across America.
Kristian Lin
The recent surge in Mexican-made films on both sides of the U.S. border has had mostly positive results, but I suppose we were due to see a downside at some point.



Lots of Plots

Big Ticket
The KinoMonda film series at TCU does something unprecedented this Wednesday. The organizer is presenting a double bill of movies from across the Atlantic, markedly different in tone but both containing multitudes of characters...