Posts Tagged ‘theaters’

In Defense of Zim?

Last Call
The big news this week is the fate of The Moon and the evolution of the Ridglea Theater. When FortLive.com published a scathing editorial about city councilman W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman’s machinations in blocking the zoning ch...


Arrietty: Borrowed Time

This delicate Japanese animated fable lights up our multiplexes.
KRISTIAN LIN
So what’s it gonna take for Hayao Miyazaki to get his due in America? The co-founder of Studio Ghibli has built his legacy on animated films for children, and his studio’s body of work is every bit as strong as Pixar’s. Y...



First You Get the Money

Big Ticket
“Io sono Tony Montana!” screams an Italian teenager who’s delighted at being given his first machine gun in the 2009 Mafia drama Gomorrah. That speaks to the wide cultural net that has been cast by Scarface, the 1983 gang...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 It’s a great week if you’re a John Adams fan. The composer’s delightful The Chairman Dances is being played by Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and the opera that inspired that piece, Nixon in China, will be shown ...



Film Fare

Why is North Texas the center of the latest craze in movie theaters?
KRISTIAN LIN
Alfred Hitchcock popularized the term “MacGuffin” to mean a plot device that engages the viewer’s attention. It makes sense, then, that MacGuffin’s is the name of the full-service bar in the foyer of AMC Grapevine Mills...


Get Low: Awake at the Wake

Robert Duvall is magnificent in this lightweight period piece.
KRISTIAN LIN
A festival favorite at Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca, Get Low finally comes to our theaters this week (specifically, to a regular run at several local theaters –– the film is already playing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort W...



Big Sounds

Big Ticket
For centuries, people have yearned to be surrounded and subsumed by music that penetrates to the very soul. The concert hall is one place to do it, but your local movie theater might be almost as good.


Women Playing Men

Big Ticket
In the early days of opera, certain male roles requiring a falsetto voice were performed by castrato singers. As the castrati disappeared in the 19th century, these operas continued to be performed with the castrato roles now s...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 9 If you’re looking to get away from holiday-themed events, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth is doing its NOTcracker … but only in Dallas! (They’ll be here on the 13th performing with Adonis Rose at Univers...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 1 In conjunction with the Philip Haas exhibit at the Kimbell, the Modern is screening Haas’ 1995 film Angels and Insects. A rare movie that’s worth seeing just for the costumes (the women’s dresses bear ...