Posts Tagged ‘thriller’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Amreeka (PG-13) Cherien Dabis’ dramedy stars Nisreen Faour as a single Palestinian mother trying to restart her life in a small town in Illinois. Also with Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Jenna Kawar, Selena Haddad,...


Cuzthisis Thrillaaa!

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth will be part of a worldwide effort to perform the largest simultaneous dance. The song –– and the moves –– will be Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Y’know. Clawed hands in the air going back and forth. S...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Big Fan (R) The directing debut of screenwriter Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler) stars Patton Oswalt as a die-hard New York Giants fan who’s plunged into a crisis when he’s beaten up by his favorite player. ...


Splinter Cell

Kristian Lin
A satisfyingly little thriller in danger of getting lost at the multiplex, Traitor works better if you haven’t seen the TV spots. Don Cheadle portrays Samir Horn, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and a devout Muslim of ...



Baker Street Irregulars

A decent British heist film tells the true story of the robbers who pulled off The Bank Job.
Kristian Lin
The Bank Job has nothing to do with the 2003 version of The Italian Job, even though both movies feature Jason Statham.


Bringing Heat

Kristian Lin
Few tv shows are cool. Even fewer manage to define cool. But Miami Vice did when it debuted back in 1984. The show didn’t just succeed in convincing large numbers of men that they’d look better with three days’ worth of r...