Posts Tagged ‘sense’

Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Senegalese basketballers step up to the line in this documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet it is a smooth piece of work (as you’d expect from something produced under the ESPN F...


Theater Round-Up

Big Ticket
The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best stuff, as well as something from overseas.



Adios to an Art Collector …

Static
Stockyards businessman and art collector A.C. “Ace” Cook died Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. And, as was his fashion, the old horse trader got the final word. “Horse trader” applies to mos...


The Losers Is a Lost Cause

Logic goes out the window in this crappy shoot-’em-up.
STEVE STEWARD
Based on an award-winning, Vertigo-published comic, The Losers is about a top-secret Special Forces unit’s quest for revenge on a shadowy figure named Max (Jason Patric), who ordered the commandos’ death following a mission...



His Own Rhythm

Big Ticket
Much like his fellow Canadian pianist and sometime composer Glenn Gould, Marc-André Hamelin has made a career out of playing classical music that interests him rather than hewing to the established works of great composers.


What Were They Smoking?

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Drug Enforcement Administration pretends it “cannot tell the difference between hemp and marijuana” as an excuse to keep hemp off the market. (“Don’t Smoke It,” Aug. 5, 2009). Th...



Wood Brothers

Listen Up
Loaded, the second collaboration between brothers Oliver and Chris Wood, follows 2006′s critically acclaimed Ways Not To Lose.


Open Ears and Minds

Kultur
Seattle transplant Herb Levy settled in Fort Worth eight years ago so that his wife, painter Carol Ivey, could be closer to her family.



Bad Religion

Listen Up
Here’s the truest thing we can say about New Maps of Hell, Bad Religion’s latest: “Well, it’s definitely a Bad Religion album.”


Memoir of a Geisha

Fort Worth Opera’s Madame Butterfly falls short, but has some fantastic pieces.
Stage
The wait is over. It’s been 14 months since we’ve staged an opera,” said Fort Worth Opera director Darren Keith Woods, who could scarcely contain himself. “I’m so excited!” he burst out.