Posts Tagged ‘star’

Third Reel

Big Ticket
The third Lone Star International Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and festivalgoers will be seeking something to match the awards buzz of 2007′s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the crowd-pleasing tendency ...


The Weekly’s LSIFF Blog

Weekly bloggers
Read the Weekly’s coverage of the third annual Lone Star International Film Festival here!



Bride of Quietness

KRISTIAN LIN
I saw Bright Star a month ago and was bored by it, but the rapturous reviews Jane Campion’s biographical drama has been receiving in other quarters made me go back last week and see it again. Sure enough, a second viewing...


You Lie!

KRISTIAN LIN
It sounds like a dry business story. In the early 1990s, Mark Whitacre, a division president at agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, told the FBI that his firm was illegally fixing the prices of chemical fertilizers and f...



Ram Jam

KRISTIAN LIN
Everyone’s calling The Wrestler a comeback vehicle for Mickey Rourke, but he hasn’t really been away. He has worked steadily in this decade, and younger viewers probably know him as the deep-voiced, muscle-bound cha...


Make It Rainn

Kristian Lin
Modestly watchable, The Rocker is nowhere near the level of Almost Famous or The School of Rock, this decade’s great movies about rock bands. However, it is the only rock-and-roll movie I can recall in which the drummer i...



Behind Your Ballet

Stage
Like all nonprofit performing arts institutions, Texas Ballet Theater has its hobgoblins to battle: meeting projected attendance figures, coming in under budget, generating new fans and potential donors – all part of the ...


MoMA Movies at the Modern

Big Ticket
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth takes a two-week break from screening current independent films to make room for Still Moving: Classic Films from MoMA.



Monkey Wrench

Kristian Lin
The animated kids’ movie out this week, Space Chimps, is being released simultaneously with a tied-in video game.


Red Stars

Big Ticket
Guest dancers in gala showstopping performance pieces will highlight Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s season-closing program, An Evening with the Stars, Saturday in Bass Performance Hall.