Posts Tagged ‘van’

No Relief from Restless

This teen cancer romance will kill you with sugar shock.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hot on the heels of 50/50 comes another movie about cancer, the less funny, more irritating, and all-around inferior Restless. The unfortunate timing doesn’t flatter the newer movie, but then again, even had Gus Van Sant’s ...


Van Cliburn Piano Amateurs

Big Ticket
Preliminaries of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs get under way Monday in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, with 10 countries represented on the list of 73 contestants. The amateurs competi...



Chilling Effect

The form a woman must sign before getting an abortion is almost enough by itself to stop her.
DAVE McNEELY
As part of his continuing effort to deter women from having abortions, Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston has gotten the Texas Senate to agree to require that sonograms be performed and shown to all pregnant woman see...


Few Shocks in A Surprise in Texas

A documentary on last year’s Cliburn: You really had to be there.
KRISTIAN LIN
Let’s get this out of the way: The reason A Surprise in Texas is getting a theatrical release is because a blind guy won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition last summer. Don’t believe me? Nobuyuki Tsujii is the ...



Butterscotch Isn’t Sweet

North Texas teachers turn a dark story into a funny movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
Bart van Bemmel talks quickly, and I’m not sure whether that’s how he usually rolls or whether it’s because he’s eager to tell me about his film project during his 50-minute free period. (It’s prob...


Bayou Self

The debut biography of Townes Van Zandt is a portrait of a sacrifice at the altar of commerce.
Books
If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to understand one thing up front: To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt is not an ...



Holy Water

Though more like a rehearsal than a finished performance, FWO’s production of Rossini’s Petite Mass Solennelle offered sparkling musicality.
Stage
A performance last Saturday of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle was a change of pace from the traditional fare that makes up the bulk of the current Fort Worth Opera festival.