Posts Tagged ‘turns’

Haywire: Kane Mutiny

Steven Soderbergh delivers action in this thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m not sure why this film is called Haywire. The title implies a berserk quality, when in fact this movie is a tightly controlled and emotionally subdued piece of work. This is the closest thing to a pure action-thriller tha...


Tapping in to the Bureau

Joseph Schott’s take on J. Edgar Hoover still might make it to the screen.
JEFF PRINCE
The theater wasn’t crowded when Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic J. Edgar played recently at Movie Tavern. Mid-morning on a weekday isn’t exactly prime time for a theater or a tavern, but it’s a fine time for Joseph L. Sc...



Cowtown Bar & Grill: Bust a Move

Last Call
If there’s one thing that aptly captures the fenced-in ennui of a Monday, it’s getting stuck at a left-turn light that never turns green. I made this connection when the light at the Camp Bowie/377 traffic circle cycled thr...


Hot Tub’s is a Front

You’ll find neither hot tub nor grotto here, just surprisingly tasty and borderline upscale cuisine.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Hot Tub’s Back Porch Grotto is a new restaurant that features neither a hot tub nor a grotto, although you’ll find a lovely cedar bar area and back porch that, on the right kind of evening, might be magical. Not too long ag...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Waiting for “Superman” (PG) The latest documentary by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) details the failings of the American public education system. (Opens Friday)


Pixar Re-Opens Its Toy Chest

Toy Story 3 can’t match the first two, but it’s fun.
KRISTIAN LIN
The following statement is true –– and also pretty much meaningless: Toy Story 3 is the weakest Pixar movie in the last 10 years. It’s true, because the movie never achieves the emotional weight of so many of its fellow P...



City Island: An Actor Prevaricates

This little indie film should have confined its drama to the stage.
KRISTIAN LIN
Writer-director Raymond De Felitta made an excellent movie in 2000 called Two Family House, a drama that drew heavily on his early life and his memories of his dad. Since then he’s made only three films, including this one an...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Losers (PG-13) Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Idris Elba star as leaders of a CIA black ops team trying to discover who sold them out. Also with Zoë Saldana, Chris Evans, Columbus Short, Óscar Jaenada, and Jason Patric....



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Death at a Funeral (R) Neil LaBute’s remake of the similarly titled 2007 British farce stars Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence as brothers who become entangled in a sexual blackmail scheme while attending their father...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Ghost Writer (PG-13) Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Robert Harris’ novel stars Ewan McGregor as a writer who learns some dangerous information while working with a former British prime minister (Pierce ...