Thursday, March 12 2009
As far as films go, this one's rather like a fleeting romance that wants to be a torrid affair.
Wednesday, November 26 2008
Australia is both an epic and a post-epic epic: it understands what's at stake in such spectacle-making and wants to show you that it knows.
Tuesday, November 25 2008
Wednesday, October 15 2008
Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.
Monday, November 22 2004
Luhrmann has his finger on the postmodern impulse to recombine ideas specific to advertising, film, and art.
Sunday, January 1 1995
I imagine that at the 'real' Moulin Rouge, the thrill wasn't just a bit of nipple and a flash of panties, but the whole entertainment package, which no doubt included exuberant 'daring' new music intended to shock and titillate the sensitivity of the bourgeoisie -- kind of like rock-and-roll or punk in our times.
She's the perfect drag queen, embodying the ruthless paradox of entertainment. She is the show that must go on and cannot.