Tim Grierson

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  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    In past years, the theatrical release of the Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts (screening February 11 - 19 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston) has provided a fun peek into intriguing bite-size cinema from across the globe. But for th...

  • 6 years ago | Film Reviews

    Because they're crafted outside the Hollywood system, you might assume that this year's Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts stand in sharp defiance of conventional mainstream cinema. But the best of these ten entries are, in some ways,...

  • It's hard to know what Dwayne Johnson has less faith in: his talent or his audience. Though hardly a comedic dynamo, Johnson has generated laughs with his easygoing charm in forgettable studio products like Get Smart and Planet 51,...

  • Taken is one dumped-in-January film that’s better than it needs to be but, alas, still isn’t good enough. Retired from his job as an ass-kicking American operative to be closer to his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), Bryan (Liam...

  • While no one was expecting the live-wire daring of Punch-Drunk Love or even You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, the Adam Sandler who shows up in Bedtime Stories is that most unnecessary of movie-star guises: the benign...

  • 7 years ago | Film Reviews

    For a movie built around questions of failed ethics and duplicitous behavior, Street Kings is just as dishonest as its characters. Though conceived as yet another sobering frontline report on law enforcement's ever-expanding gray area, director Da...

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