Monday, December 5 2011
Jackson's film is as unwieldy and difficult as it is gripping and moving, expanding upon the exotic spectacle of the original while simultaneously steering the tale into the realm of tragic lament.
Wednesday, November 30 2011
This film is keenly aware of the myriad meanings embedded in its cinematic myth and sets about re-contextualizing and commenting upon the implied politics while offering extravagant thrills and tragic, classic romance.
Monday, April 26 2010
The Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll fails to take many risks.
Monday, January 26 2009
The screenplay follows a listless episodic structure, in which one barely connected segment follows another without cumulatively charging the overarching story.
Thursday, August 28 2008
Whether it was through silence, grotesquerie, fury or intelligence (or, at times, lack of intelligence), Cartlidge was not afraid to upturn the dark corners of the women she portrayed.
Tuesday, June 5 2007
Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.
Thursday, March 15 2007
Fans of this wonderful film are left to puzzle not just over its thematic and narrative layers, but its respectable but perfunctory treatment here.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.
Wednesday, November 8 2006
Droll and unfortunately titled, Flushed Away marks a point of no return for British animated films.
Friday, October 20 2006
This trick -- The Transported Man -- is at the center of the film's thematic concerns with replication, movement, and deception.