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Posts Tagged ‘story’

Round Ones

KEN SHIMAMOTO
Was it really seven years ago — an eon in restaurant years — that my oldest daughter had her wedding reception in the very same room as Chubby’s Burger Shack? (It was called something else back then.) One cons...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (R) Werner Herzog’s remake of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 film stars Nicolas Cage as a drug-addicted cop trying to solve the murders of five Senegalese immigrants in post-Ka...



Studying Fire While Rome Burns

Static
“I woke up in a puddle of my vomit … I might have stopped breathing … I might have been slipping into a coma … I might have actually temporarily died. I can’t say for sure.”


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Antichrist (NR) Lars von Trier’s horror film stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple who descend into madness while vacationing at a secluded cabin in the woods. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Messe...



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...