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Posts Tagged ‘story’

Three Women

Definitely, Maybe you won’t want to see this unusual but uninspiring romance.
Kristian Lin
Definitely, Maybe is a lousy title, but I’m guessing the studio went with it because How I Met Your Mother was already taken.


Martyr and Man

Big Ticket
Dr. Samuel Johnson once wrote that “when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrate his mind wonderfully.” The condemned character in Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying needs a bit of assi...



Big Art, Little Art

Big Ticket
It’s too early in the year for the local museums to be launching major exhibits, but some of them are giving us new stuff to look at all the same.


Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.



Santa Got a Gun — and a Rope

When a West Texas town recalls “Santa,” visions of murder dance in their heads.
CARLTON STOWERS
CISCO – For most who now call this quiet West Texas community home, the changes happened so gently and so long ago that they have gone all but unnoticed.


Cosmic Dust

The Golden Compass spins wildly trying to hit every point on the dial.
Kristian Lin
If you were to drop in at any point during The Golden Compass and watch only 30 seconds of it, you’d probably think the movie turned out pretty good.



Still Crackin’

Big Ticket
December is Nutcracker month, and Texas Ballet Theater trots out its luxurious version of the popular Tchaikovsky Christmas story, offering four performances beginning Friday in Bass Performance Hall.


Holiday Homecomings

Big Ticket
Late November is usually a sleepy time for local theatergoers, with all the companies putting on cozy holiday fare, occasionally punctuated by some spikier stuff like The Santaland Diaries.



Earthly Delight

John Cusack helps elevate a big-budget popcorn flick to an emotionally honest character drama.
Cole Williams
Just when you think you’ve seen every type of Hollywood family drama, along comes something nice to revitalize your faith in mainstream cinema.


Love/Hate

Fort Worth Star-Telegram film critic’s debut novel, A Push and a Shove, pulls a neat trick by not being purely gay fiction but also wholeheartedly of it.
Books
Classic novels of homoerotic obsession — titles like Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, and, if you want to give it a queer-theory spin, John Knowles’ A Separate Peace — have tradition...