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Kristian Lin

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R.I.P., Benoit Mandelbrot

Sad news from the world of higher mathematics: Benoit Mandelbrot passed away last week at the age of 85. The Polish-born mathematician was best...

Save Our Schools, Superman

I had a lot of thoughts about the film Waiting for "Superman" that I couldn't get into this week's Film Shorts. This documentary an...

Facebook on the Screen

Surprising no one, The Social Network was the most-watched film over the weekend. Now that my review of the movie is finally up on...

Three Hollywood Obits

Eddie Fisher passed away on Wednesday at age 82. He was initially known as a talented recording star, but his musical career was essentially...

Weird Stuff at the Art Institute of Chicago

I spent last week in the Windy City (no kidding, I tried walking into 35 mile-per-hour gusts of wind one day), and the highlight...

R.I.P., Claude Chabrol

"I love murder," the French film director reputedly once said. Indeed, many characters in his movies meet swift, brutal, meaningless deaths, so it seems...

Cliburn Documentary Airs Tonight

If you missed A Surprise in Texas when it came out in theaters, you can catch up to it on TV tonight. Peter Rosen's...

R.I.P., Satoshi Kon

Sad news from Japan: Animated film director Satoshi Kon has died of pancreatic cancer at age 47. At first it appeared that the news...

The “Coward” Ad: Thoughts

By now you've probably seen the full-page ad, taken in out in various newspapers across Texas yesterday: Whatever you think of our governor, his tactics,...

“The Popcorn List” Debuts

If you're looking for a replacement for the recently canceled At the Movies, a possible candidate is making its debut tonight for TV viewers...