Posts Tagged ‘school’

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Baader Meinhof Complex (R) Uli Edel’s film dramatizes the left-wing group whose terrorist bombings rocked West Germany in the 1970s. Starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Jan ...

That Hamilton Woman

Older viewers will remember George Hamilton as a maximally tanned, minimally talented Hollywood actor whose fame in the 1970s and ’80s was completely out of proportion to anything he actually did on the screen. (The high ...

Yes They Might

The Arlington powers that be probably hoped their burg would drop out of the negative national headlines for a while, after local schools superintendent Jerry McCullough issued an apology for refusing to show President Barack O...

The World Is Spinning

When Avi Marco came to Fort Worth from Israel with his family in 2005, he had no friends and a limited grasp of the English language. His M.O. for exploring scary new places and faces was strong curiosity coupled with a passion...

The Big Takeover

It’s been a tough spring and summer for the gas drilling industry’s public image.


Last Call
OK, I get it, Mellow Mushroom. I can read between your lines. I mean, your menu is probably not the only menu that calls appetizers “munchies,” but it is probably the only one in town with a wizard on it (never mind...

Infinite Jest

Kristian Lin
It’s high time that America discovered Steve Coogan. The 43-year-old needle-nosed native of Manchester, England, is hugely popular in the U.K. as the star of several TV shows and smart, funny postmodern comedy films (Tris...

Teen Dreams

Kristian Lin
The title of American Teen makes me suspicious. Just as it was with the excellent late-1990s TV miniseries American High, the word “American” in the title gives off the unwelcome impression that these documentaries ...

Not Impressed

Flipping through the channels on cable the other night, I stumbled across a comedian named Doug Stanhope, who was wrapping up a show in New York. He concluded by razzing Yankee fans for their misguided adoration, pointing out t...

High 90s

Kristian Lin
“Do you ever feel like a fuck-up?” So inquires recent high-school grad Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) of his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley).