Posts Tagged ‘screen’

One Day: Same Time Next Year

The book is so much better than this bland romance.
KRISTIAN LIN
The term “sophomore jinx” doesn’t apply to One Day, because this isn’t the second film for director Lone Scherfig. This isn’t even her second film in English, in fact. Still, it feels like the sophomore jinx has bitte...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Lincoln Lawyer (R) Matthew McConaughey stars in this adaptation of Michael Connelly’s novel as a defense attorney who tries to save a scion of wealth (Ryan Phillippe) from a murder charge. Also with Marisa Tomei,...



Smoke Screen

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Made in 1936, Reefer Madness owes much of its current fame to its rediscovery in the 1960s. That’s because Louis J. Gasnier’s film (properly titled Tell Your Children) is so incredibly, laughably wrong about the effects of ...


I Can See Cleary Now: Ramona and Beezus

A brave pest finally gets her movie, and it does some good things.
KRISTIAN LIN
The shadow of America’s recession hangs heavily over Ramona and Beezus. Wow, that’s a portentous opening sentence. It’s true, though — the very first film adaptation of Beverly Cleary’s beloved kids’ books shows the...



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 ...


Hang Time

DAN MCGRAW
As far as sports viewing goes, football is best seen on television. Even if you have great seats at midfield, the action is often 30 yards or more away from you. And if you have seats up in the rafters, it is almost impossible ...



Lone Star Movie Stars

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It’s finally here, ladies and gentlemen. After years of a cultural scene without a film festival to its name, Fort Worth finally gets back on the horse when the first Lone Star International Film Festival takes place downtown...


Reality Bites

North Texas’ local live-action role-playing group doesn’t play video games but lives them.
Stage
North Texas’ vampires are in danger. Clubs, hotels, hot spots, and other holy places are being attacked by a dangerous enemy.



Nighttime Showings

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With two brilliant and provocative movies opening on Friday (see Film page), it’s good that the two other most interesting film-related local events are taking place on Thursday, so you won’t have to miss out.


Barberic Violence

I feel you, Sweeney Todd. Tim Burton goes dark and beautiful with this revenge opera.
Kristian Lin
People who think of musicals as light and fluffy entertainment have been surprised that Tim Burton is doing one, even though previous Burton movies have burst into song and dance.