Posts Tagged ‘story’

Protection Scheme

KRISTIAN LIN
Conservatives like to complain (not without some basis) about how Hollywood frequently portrays them in a negative light. I hereby point out that just about every character in The Blind Side, including the heroes of the story, ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (R) Troy Duffy’s sequel to his 1999 cult thriller stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as brothers and former hit men who return to Boston to clear their names after...



Don’t Rock the Boat

KRISTIAN LIN
The opening credit sequence of Pirate Radio fooled me momentarily into thinking I was being shown a trailer for the movie rather than the movie itself. This fatally innocuous British comedy uses zippy editing, frames within the...


Hypocrisy in the Air

Static
Static is underwhelmed with the news, reported last Friday on WFAA-TV/Channel 8, that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has discovered elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene “in the air near some natural ga...



Read with Gloves On

John Q. Public
To the editor: Peter Gorman’s well-documented article (“Sacrificed to Shale,” Oct. 14, 2009) is a jaw-dropping report. You need a pair of asbestos gloves just to read it.


Scaling Heights

Kultur
It took a few years, but Dallas has finally caught up with Fort Worth and Houston and now has a world-class opera space, the Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House. The inaugural production was the Dallas Opera’s new take on...



Survival

Hearsay
The Star-Telegram recently published a story about the Ridglea Theater, one of Fort Worth’s oldest live music venues and a heavy-metal haven. The story got me thinking about that perennial hobgoblin of local scenes everyw...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Amelia (PG) Hilary Swank stars in Mira Nair’s biography of the aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Also with Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Mia Wasikowska, and Cherry Jones. (Opens Friday)...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
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 ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Coco Before Chanel (PG-13) Audrey Tautou stars in this biography of the French fashion giant, written and directed by Anne Fontaine (The Girl From Monaco). Also with Alessandro Nivola, Emmanuelle Devos, Benoît Poelvoo...