Usually, when you look up a movie review online, you find a whole bunch of reviews where people liked the movie OK. It kept them interested, and it was entertaining enough to justify the $10 movie ticket. Then, you have the people that loved the film. Vocabulary gets effusive and the "O" word starts flying around. And of course, on the opposite extreme, you have the haters. The haters offer up an eloquent diatribe against script, acting, soundtrack or any other element that raised their ire. And, actually, it's pretty rare to find a film that gets across-the-board love from nearly everyone. Usually, some faction of the movie-going public can find something nasty to say about any movie. But in the case of Incendies, there is almost no critical backlash to be found. Nearly everyone who has taken the time to put their opinion out there on the Internets has been affected by the Canadian film about a set of twins who travel to the Middle East to unravel the family mystery laid out in their mother's final wishes. This universally acclaimed and overwhelmingly Internet-approved drama is tense, shocking and moving and is showing at the Modern Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 6 and 8:15 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11:45 a.m., 2 and 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50, $6.50 for Modern members. Visit themodern.org/magnolia for more information.
June 3-5, 2011