Tuesday, February 5 2008
Once the line is clearly drawn between subjective and objective worlds, The Eye turns into just another ill-advised, exploitative remake.
Friday, December 7 2007
As its title suggests, however, the careful, compelling melodrama Grace Is Gone focuses on what happens when she does not return.
Wednesday, September 12 2007
This may be the last time the Woo signatures -- slow-mo gun battles flanked by slo-mo birds; "balletic" leaps through the air; two-man Mexican stand-offs -- were effective in a remotely serious manner
Sunday, August 6 2006
Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.
Friday, May 12 2006
Lacking a plot, Goal! leans heavily on predictable hardships to stretch out the time until Santiago's inevitable success.
Friday, August 5 2005
The film portrays such reframings and delimitations, of borders that can't be crossed, in images at once delicate and acute.
Monday, November 29 2004
The kidnapping sets in motion a thriller that doubles as a character study, delving into Wayne and Eileen's strained marriage.
Friday, July 2 2004
As wealthy, world-weary Pittsburgh businessman Wayne Hayes, Robert Redford is typically low-key.
Sunday, January 1 1995
On Mansfield Park's official Miramax website, the book upon which the film is loosely based is heralded as Jane Austen's third and most controversial novel. This claim, directed at Mansfield Park the novel, seems an attempt to re-invigorate interest in a text oftentimes considered Austen's blandest.
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.