Kenneth Branagh

  • Film

    January 16, 2014

    Paperback Grandeur

    With Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Kenneth Branagh makes the dumb spy thriller soar.

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2013
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    May 30, 2013
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    February 28, 2013

    Jack the Giant Slayer Is Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun

    A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012
  • Film

    September 20, 2012

    The Master's Master

    Paul Thomas Anderson talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Secret Chain Restaurant and Fast-Food Shame of an Englishman

    You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    2012 Oscar Nominations, Complete with Snubs, Surprises, and Mehs

    The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy. Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Descendants Ascends to Top of DFW Crix List

    ‚ÄčThe Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just dispatched its year-end best-of, the whole list of which follows. Given my retreat from film crit in recent months -- though I did review We Bought a Zoo, opening Christmas week, and ... not bad -- I can't argue with this year's list as I've don ... More >>

  • Film

    November 12, 2009
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    December 25, 2008


    Tom Cruise plots to kill Hitler in his latest impossible mission

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007

    Raising Caine

    Michael switches roles at the Modern

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    Art Thou Ready to Rumble?

    Watch the Death Match at Hub

  • Film

    September 18, 2003

    Old Song and Dance

    Woody Allen's latest feels uncomfortably familiar

  • Film

    December 26, 2002

    Rabbit Punch

    Phillip Noyce's return to his roots packs some power, though the lack of dialogue hurts

  • Film

    November 14, 2002

    Wonder Boy

    Harry Potter's second adventure delights exactly like the first

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2002

    Laughter Is the Best Weapon

    Charlie Chaplin does his best Little Hitler

  • Film

    February 21, 2002

    Man's Best Friend?

    How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog doesn't deliver on its promises

  • Film

    March 1, 2001

    Sweet Seoul Music

    Chunhyang is a complex, beautiful retelling of a simple Korean folk tale

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2000

    Free Will

    Teen Shakespeare: It's not just for the movies anymore

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Half-baked Shake

    Although inventive, Branagh's Love struggles vainly for harmony

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    An odd bird

    In Hawke's Hamlet, Shakespeare never sounded or looked so weird

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Fest intentions

    USA Film Festival: Amargosa, Committed, The Devil's Swing, Dropping Out, Hamlet, Lush, The Natural History of the Chicken, Split Decision, The Target Shoots First, Steal This Movie

  • Film

    March 30, 2000

    The men who would be queens

    Animated buddy film gets Road hard and put up wet

  • Film

    March 9, 2000

    Bard on

    Titus gets a splatter-film makeover in this stylish, garish adaptation

  • Film

    March 9, 2000

    Better Scotch

    Adopt these Orphans, before they get in any more trouble

  • Film

    July 1, 1999

    Why, Wild West?

    Keep yer hats on for this tepid remake

  • Film

    May 13, 1999

    Puck this

    Shakespeare's Dream finally becomes a wonderful reality

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    A slightly dirty dozen

    Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out

  • Film

    November 19, 1998

    Glamour shot

    Woody Allen dissects fame, art, and sex in Celebrity

  • Film

    March 12, 1998

    High-order hackwork

    Altman uses his magic to distract us from the same old Grisham-isms in The Gingerbread Man

  • Film

    November 13, 1997

    For love and money

    The Wings of the Dove transcends period prettiness--it has the cathartic beauty that comes from dramatic truth

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Queen Victoria's highland fling

    Mrs. Brown's dig into English history turns up a calcified fossil

  • Film

    May 15, 1997

    Pop, pop, fizz, fizz

    In Fathers' Day, Crystal and Williams need some comic relief

  • Film

    January 23, 1997

    Oy, Claudius

    Branagh's Hamlet may be complete, but something's still a little rotten

  • Film

    January 2, 1997

    '96 rewound

    Good, but not that good

  • Film

    November 7, 1996

    Avon calling

    Romeo & Juliet and Looking for Richard leave audiences Bard silly

  • Film

    April 11, 1996

    Shadows and light

    Zeffirelli meticulously recycles the goof-proof romance Jane Eyre

  • Film

    February 29, 1996


    In a choice between Bard addicts and science ghouls, the play's the thing

  • Film

    February 1, 1996

    Renaissance man

    Richard III star Ian McKellen may well be the greatest actor you've never heard of

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    Less is Moor

    A feeble version of Othello is a red-eyed monstrosity

  • Film

    May 11, 1995

    Cat man dues

    The Van Peebles' Panther is a sincere but self-defeating stylistic exercise

  • Film

    December 8, 1994

    Aborted cause

    Ivan Reitman's Junior ruins many stellar comic opportunities

  • Film

    November 10, 1994


    Interview with the Vampire and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein try to invigorate the horror genre