Posts Tagged ‘professor’

Going Holmes Again

The great detective’s further adventures are too light on brains.
KRISTIAN LIN
I proudly count myself as a Sherlockian, but I try not to be pigheaded about it. I don’t insist that the current Sherlock Holmes movies be rigidly faithful to the Arthur Conan Doyle stories that spawned the characters, nor do...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 It’s a great week if you’re a John Adams fan. The composer’s delightful The Chairman Dances is being played by Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and the opera that inspired that piece, Nixon in China, will be shown ...



Clean as … Coal?

Static
One of the major arguments of those who push for wide-open gas drilling rules in this state is that natural gas is the “clean” fuel of the future. As stricter emission rules reduce the role (we can only hope) of coal in gen...


Bicentennials

Big Ticket
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of both Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann, two composers who traveled in different social circles but knew of each other. (In one of Schumann’s first published artic...



Aliens in America

A character actor’s showcase role isn’t enough to fill out the small-scaled The Visitor.
Kristian Lin
Richard Jenkins is one of those actors you’ve probably seen several times without his name sticking in your memory.


Quaid Pro Quo

Wordy, wayward, and well-acted, Smart People is a slacker comedy for the literary set.
Kristian Lin
Mark Jude Poirier’s name will be more easily recognized by readers than cinephiles.



Water/Color

Gallery
UNT’s end-of-semester art show is a retrospective of Rob Erdle’s paintings.


Freezing Spell

While Harry Potter loses a loved one, his fifth movie loses something else.
Kristian Lin
The opening scene of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix takes place in brilliant sunshine, which we don’t often see in these movies.



Narrative Voice

It’s Stranger Than Fiction when your main character hears he’s going to die.
KRISTIAN LIN
I can safely say that Stranger Than Fiction is stranger than your average movie.