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Kristian Lin

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Film Shorts // January 12-18, 2022

OPENING   Bangarraju (NR) Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ramya Krishna reprise their roles in this sequel to the supernatural thriller Soggade Chinni Nayana. Also with Naga Chaitanya,...

Belle Tones

I know what social media is now. It’s a pink-haired girl singing a pop song while riding through cyberspace on the back of a...

Evan Sent

When the touring production of Dear Evan Hansen reached Bass Hall this past week, I exited the building during the intermission to take the mask...

Film Shorts // January 5-11, 2022

OPENING   American Siege (R) Yet another cop thriller starring Bruce Willis, this is about a small-town sheriff fighting a militia that takes a wealthy doctor...

Best Documentaries of 2021

Maybe this pandemic has encouraged more people to watch documentaries at home. What’s certain is that not enough of them have made it to...

Holding Out for A Hero

In the wake of Iran’s phony election of 2009 that re-installed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president, the country cracked down on its filmmakers, so Abbas...

Macbeth: Toil and Trouble

And still I haven’t seen a convincing film version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood comes closest, and Scotland, PA comes a...

The Best Lead Performances of 2021

Do movie stars exist anymore? I mean the old-fashioned type that can pull an audience to the theater just on marquee value alone. I...

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2021

One reason why this job doesn’t wear on me is that I take so much pleasure in welcoming new directorial talents to our screens....

Film Shorts // December 28, 2021 – January 4, 2022

OPENING   Arjuna Phalguna (NR) This Indian romantic film stars Sree Vishnu, V.K. Naresh, Dayanand Reddy, Gaurav Pareek, Mahesh Achanta, and Amritha Aiyer. (Opens Friday) G Storm...