Trey Graham http://ktep.org en Twins Or 'Enemy' — And What Could It All Mean? http://ktep.org/post/twin-or-enemy-and-what-could-it-all-mean Strange and stylish and surpassingly dark, Denis Villeneuve's <em>Enemy — </em>especially<em> </em>paired with the same director's recent cop thriller<em> Prisoners </em>— makes a strong case for star Jake Gyllenhaal as maybe our most enigmatic young leading man.<p>He was twitchily fascinating in <em>Prisoners</em>, playing a character who'd prove a hero but who still seemed to be hiding some darkness, some damage, right up until the credits rolled. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Trey Graham 36614 at http://ktep.org Twins Or 'Enemy' — And What Could It All Mean? 'Particle Fever': Thrills, Chills And High Subatomic Drama http://ktep.org/post/particle-fever-thrills-chills-and-high-subatomic-drama All you really need to know about <em>Particle Fever </em>is that it includes footage of physicists rapping. About physics. Wearing giant Einstein masks.<p>It's that blend of earnestness and abandon that informs Mark Levinson's utterly absorbing documentary, a chronicle of the launch of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/135761885/large-hadron-collider">Large Hadron Collider</a> and the search for the fabled Higgs boson, a subatomic particle long theorized but never located. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Trey Graham 36214 at http://ktep.org 'Particle Fever': Thrills, Chills And High Subatomic Drama 'Kids For Cash,' Or Perhaps Not — But A Broken System For Sure http://ktep.org/post/kids-cash-or-perhaps-not-broken-system-sure <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX585IqNRq4</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:11:00 +0000 Trey Graham 35737 at http://ktep.org 'Kids For Cash,' Or Perhaps Not — But A Broken System For Sure Clip Job: 'Five Dances,' One Sweetly Moving Romance http://ktep.org/post/clip-job-five-dances-one-sweetly-moving-romance <em>Five Dances</em> might be the least talky movie I've seen in months — but it's plenty expressive. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:49:00 +0000 Trey Graham 26375 at http://ktep.org Clip Job: 'Five Dances,' One Sweetly Moving Romance Don't Worry, Kids, These (Sex) Addicts Are All Right http://ktep.org/post/dont-worry-kids-these-sex-addicts-are-all-right Somewhere between Tim Robbins' angry assumption about his wife's pain pills and Pink's ecstatic-dance excursion with the guy from <em>Book of Mormon,</em> I realized that the dealing-with-addiction drama <em>Thanks for Sharing</em> really, really wanted to tell me everything it knows about life in recovery. As a critic, I've gotta acknowledge the problems that kind of crowding creates for a storyteller. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Trey Graham 25393 at http://ktep.org Don't Worry, Kids, These (Sex) Addicts Are All Right When A 'Total Eclipse' Leads To Some Serious Exposure http://ktep.org/post/when-total-eclipse-leads-some-serious-exposure <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3DlDPeurRw</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Trey Graham 23016 at http://ktep.org When A 'Total Eclipse' Leads To Some Serious Exposure Guy Pearce, We Are Pleased To Find You Looking Vaguely Disreputable In 'Jack Irish' http://ktep.org/post/guy-pearce-we-are-pleased-find-you-looking-vaguely-disreputable-jack-irish With Linda still out at the TCA gathering, TV is much on our minds. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 11:27:00 +0000 Trey Graham 22280 at http://ktep.org Guy Pearce, We Are Pleased To Find You Looking Vaguely Disreputable In 'Jack Irish' Coffee Break: The Get Your 'Mary Poppins' Groove On Edition http://ktep.org/post/coffee-break-get-your-mary-poppins-groove-edition <strong>*</strong> Having seen <strong>Cate Blanchett's electric Blanche DuBois</strong>, and had <a href="http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/theater/2009/11/05/critical-mass-why-the-cate-blanchett-streetcar-sucks-or-doesnt/">a public pretend-squabble</a> with our own Bob Mondello about it, I felt like I was all up in Charles McNulty's head when I read his take on <em>Blue Jasmine. </em>[<a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-cate-blanchett-blue-jasmine-20130801,0,5211492.story">The Los Angeles Times</a>]<p><strong>*</strong> Long names. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:13:00 +0000 Trey Graham 22149 at http://ktep.org Coffee Break: The Get Your 'Mary Poppins' Groove On Edition Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition http://ktep.org/post/coffee-break-people-arguing-and-counting-and-singing-and-getting-gassed-edition * If you're anywhere near Winston-Salem, please note that Tonya Pinkins, whose chops are so considerable that I don't entirely know where to start with her amazingness, so just Google her, <strong>is in cabaret thereabouts</strong>, as part of the biennial National Black Theatre Festival. This is a thing that makes me want to go to North Carolina. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:34:00 +0000 Trey Graham 22086 at http://ktep.org Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition Coffee Break: Of Weddings And Looming Parental Mortality And German http://ktep.org/post/coffee-break-weddings-and-looming-parental-mortality-and-german No, it's not Morning Shots today. Some of us just <em>really</em> aren't morning people. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:25:00 +0000 Trey Graham 21515 at http://ktep.org Coffee Break: Of Weddings And Looming Parental Mortality And German In Which We Consider 'Turbo,' But Do Not Quite Write A Review Of It http://ktep.org/post/which-we-consider-turbo-do-not-quite-write-review-it When I was passing out assignments for this week's movie reviews, I noticed that none of my critics had raised a hand to bid for <em>Turbo --</em> you know, the DreamWorks animated comedy about a sheltered suburban garden snail who dreams of racing in the Indy 500, and the scrappy squad of Van Nuys strip-mall snails who, with the help of an ethnically diverse array of down-on-their-luck shopkeepers, help him make that dream come true.<p>Wait, I think I've just figured out why I ended up with this assignment my own self.<p>So OK, this is not a film to be taken terribly seriously. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:39:00 +0000 Trey Graham 21340 at http://ktep.org In Which We Consider 'Turbo,' But Do Not Quite Write A Review Of It Morning Shots: In Which Kristin Wiig Gets Very Silly http://ktep.org/post/morning-shots-which-kristin-wiig-gets-very-silly <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XsqqrWehzY</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Trey Graham 21081 at http://ktep.org Morning Shots: In Which Kristin Wiig Gets Very Silly 'Terms And Conditions' And Us — Oh, My ... http://ktep.org/post/terms-and-conditions-and-us-oh-my I'm 45, single, substantially in debt and way too susceptible to jokes about redheads. And I'm telling you these things upfront because ... why not? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:25:00 +0000 Trey Graham 20794 at http://ktep.org 'Terms And Conditions' And Us — Oh, My ... Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs http://ktep.org/post/teens-find-right-tools-their-social-media-jobs Once upon a time, it was MySpace. (Huh. Turns out you <a href="https://myspace.com/">can still link to it</a>.) Then Facebook happened. And Twitter. And beyond those two dominant social-media platforms, there are a host of other, newer options for staying in touch and letting the digital universe get a look at your life. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:18:00 +0000 Trey Graham 19134 at http://ktep.org Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs TIFF '12: On Spectacle, Scenery And Swoonery http://ktep.org/post/tiff-12-spectacle-scenery-and-swoonery With three TIFF screenings under my belt as of midmorning Friday, I've begun to realize that I've been picking my films based on a few highly personal likes: narrative intensity, rich visuals, inventive compositions and maybe a few other variables. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:03:00 +0000 Trey Graham 805 at http://ktep.org TIFF '12: On Spectacle, Scenery And Swoonery 'Into The Woods' All Over Again, This Time In An Actual Urban Jungle http://ktep.org/post/woods-all-over-again-time-actual-urban-jungle Oh, the questions that circulated when this summer's Shakespeare in the Park revival of <em>Into the Woods</em> was announced.<p>Who'd play the Baker, that woebegone would-be father at the center of Stephen Sondheim's fractured musical fairy tale?<p>Who'd step into the star role of the vengeful Witch, played notably by Bernadette Peters in the premiere and by Vanessa Williams in the 2002 revival?<p>How would the show work in a giant outdoor amphitheater, amid the trees and lawns and urban clatter of Central Park?<p>And most critically, asked the chat-room chatterers, as they poured libations t Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:59:00 +0000 Trey Graham 221 at http://ktep.org 'Into The Woods' All Over Again, This Time In An Actual Urban Jungle Pop Culture Happy Hour: Of 'Dark Knight,' Summer Games And Such http://ktep.org/post/pop-culture-happy-hour-dark-knight-summer-games-and-such <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9rFtCRH_-Q</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:31:00 +0000 Trey Graham 83 at http://ktep.org Pop Culture Happy Hour: Of 'Dark Knight,' Summer Games And Such