Friday, July 25 2008
Sunday, May 18 2008
A smart film that is ultimately undone by the director’s preening and self-conscious style.
Monday, March 17 2008
If there's a single image worth contemplating in Doomsday, it's Eden's strapping lats and shoulders.
Tuesday, November 27 2007
It's an unusual, vaguely intellectual premise for a film, lacing emotional ambitions and betrayals through a literary framework.
Wednesday, October 13 2004
Even as it lays down a scary geopolitical scenario and a few partisan gauntlets, The Day After Tomorrow aims to please.
Friday, May 28 2004
As the 'eye of the storm' speeds across the screen, instantly freezing everything in its path, Jack looks up to see a flag, turned spastically solid in a second. Here it is, the money shot: the emblematic United States, stuck in time, blind to consequences, fixated on its own reckless self-love.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Maybe Baby's sight gags are sometimes hilarious and the story is often engrossing. But the execution falls flat.
In the hands of able actors, Shakespeare's 'taffeta phrases, silken terms, precise, three-piled hyperboles, and spruce affections' are a passport to the land of milk and honey.