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Kristian Lin

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Film Shorts // June 29 – July 5, 2022

OPENING   The Forgiven (R) Adapted from Lawrence Osborne’s novel, this thriller depicts an accident in Morocco that affects the lives of both tourists and locals....

Korean Dynamite

It’s easy to pass by K-Town Hot Dogs. Located in a strip mall down the block from Hulen Mall, the eatery occupies a tiny...

Elvis: 3000 Miles From Graceland

At this point, what is left to say about Elvis Presley? The man’s life and musical career have been exhaustively mined by his descendants,...

Brian and Charles: I Made a Friend

We’ve been deluged with found-footage horror films ever since The Blair Witch Project, but mockumentary comedies have been largely neglected ever since Christopher Guest...

Film Shorts // June 22-28, 2022

OPENING   The Black Phone (R) This horror film stars Mason Thames as a 13-year-old boy who is abducted by a serial killer (Ethan Hawke). Also...

Bursting the Bubble

Here I was, ready to unleash all my spleen at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for inviting Russian and Belarusian pianists to compete...

Blogging the Cliburn (Final Round, Second Half)

One of these years, the Cliburn judges are going to pick the pianists I like as winners. The law of averages says it’s going...

Film Shorts // June 15-22, 2022

OPENING   Abandoned (PG-13) This horror film stars Emma Roberts as a new mother whose postpartum depression turns into disturbing hallucinations as her family moves into...

Blogging the Cliburn (Final Round, First Half)

I can’t overemphasize what a coup it is for the Cliburn to sign up Marin Alsop to conduct the final-round concertos. The trailblazing protegée...

Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinal Round, Days 3-5)

Lots of business to attend to here, so let’s get on it. Lim Yun-chan’s semifinal recital consists solely of all 12 of Liszt’s Transcendental...