Posts Tagged ‘she’s’

Conviction Has Courage, Lacks Craft

A true story becomes this plodding, unoriginal legal drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hilary Swank stars in Conviction as a woman who launches a more or less single-handed assault on the legal system, and this suffocating, curiously overpraised drama provides compelling evidence of her artistic decline.


Talk of The Town

Is Ben Affleck the next Michael Mann? Could be.
KRISTIAN LIN
After all this time, after having his private life extensively dragged through the tabloids by a series of high-profile romances, after becoming a pop culture punching bag, after starring in Gigli for God’s sake, what if Ben ...



Can We Talk?

Big Ticket
If you missed the one-week run of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work at AMC Grapevine Mills, don’t despair. Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg’s documentary portrait of the standup comic/TV talk show host comes to the Modern Art Museu...


Dragon Tattoo: I Love Playing with Fire

Revenge is Swede in this film version of the hot detective novel.
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s not every week that a Swedish novelist who’s been dead for six years makes the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Such is the engrossing power of Stieg Larsson’s posthumously published Millennium trilogy of Swedish-langu...



There’ll BePeace in Texas

Rita Marie Johnson wants to seed American society with nonviolent kids.
JEFF PRINCE
Rita Marie Johnson is arguably one of the most successful peace advocates in the world. But you won’t see her marching in the street in protest of the war in Afghanistan or picketing outside a military base.


Tammy Gomez Emerges

The Fort Worth poet’s new multimedia production is a real breakthrough.
JIMMY FOWLER
Whenever something challenging happens to poet and spoken word artist Tammy Gomez, she immediately asks herself one question: How can I turn this into art?



New Blood in the Old Yards

Low-dollar, high-tech efforts for the love of music may do what glitz couldn’t in Cowtown’s historic district.
Jeff Prince
Green bandanas and leather jackets emblazoned with “Boozefighters” pegged a group of men and women as members of a motorcycle club, and they were living up to their name at the White Elephant Saloon a couple of Sundays ago ...


Conduct Unbecoming

A not-so-plain Jane is a major problem with this literary period piece.
Kristian Lin
Anne Hathaway is easy to look at under normal circumstances, but in Becoming Jane she is downright breathtaking, with her hair in photogenic upswept curls framing her alabaster skin and those marvelous lips.



Love Bug

The craziness is contagious in this claustrophobic, unsatisfying thriller.
Kristian Lin
Purely from an intellectual standpoint, the existence of Bug tickles me. I love how it starts out as a kitchen-sink indie drama and then turns into something weirder and more menacing halfway through.


Miss American Pie

Ladies and gentlemen, please remember to tip the Waitress at your theater.
Kristian Lin
It’s impossible to watch Waitress without feeling a certain amount of pain.