Posts Tagged ‘talent’

Fort Wizard vs. Dallas

Hearsay
A new NPR story, “Dallas, Fort Worth Battle for Cultural Supremacy,” takes the form of a canned debate between two commentators about whose cultural scene is better: Fort Worth’s or Dallas’. Perhaps rightfully so, the ...


Waxing Aimless

There’s a lot of movement but not much point to The Book of Liz at Theatre Arlington.
Stage
Just before last Saturday’s performance of The Book of Liz, a Theatre Arlington staffer gave an odd little speech to the audience.



Jazz Week

Listen Up
Russian-born Dallasite Manya Repnikova writes songs that manage to capture the electricity of moments like those just before a Texas-sized thunderstorm unleashes its payload.


Hit Me Again

Ben Kingsley beats the bottle, but his movie loses the war.
Kristian Lin
Of all the living actors who’ve been knighted by the queen of England, have any of them found their way into more crappy movies than Sir Ben Kingsley?



Show Offs II

Gallery
They just don’t stop making art in Texas, which is why you can’t go wrong with a show devoted to up-and-coming new talent.


Olive the Family

Kristian Lin
An enormous crowd-pleaser at the Sundance Film Festival, Little Miss Sunshine now looks poised to be this year’s “little indie movie that could” box-office hit. The packed house at the Angelika in Dallas, where I saw it l...



Hesses’ Messes

The makers of Napoleon Dynamite find their act doesn’t travel south of the border.
Kristian Lin
Nacho Libre is the second comedy from husband-and-wife filmmaking team Jared and Jerusha Hess, whose debut Napoleon Dynamite somehow became a huge hit two years ago.