Monday, March 23 2009
Unlike films that provide insights into an agricultural practice while telling a story, this is about everything but wine.
Friday, December 5 2008
Nobel Son not only lacks honor, but it's also an undignified mess that should embarrass star Alan Rickman and everyone else involved.
Friday, August 15 2008
The international competition serves as backdrop for a cloying tale of underdogs inspired by rather sudden patriotic fervor.
Thursday, October 18 2007
An alcoholic hit man is sent to San Francisco by his “family” to achieve sobriety. You Kill Me is another “mobster in therapy” movie, but with a fresh perspective.
Sunday, June 24 2007
While he's largely unsocialized, having spent so much time alone, murdering people, and, lately, drinking, Frank does evince a weird charm.
Monday, April 11 2005
Though NBC calls it 'religious drama', the six-episode series Revelations, is more aptly described as a supernatural thriller.
Thursday, February 24 2005
Precisely composed frames of urban and ancient architecture give way to Karen's face, deftly shadowed and shot from low angles, as Karen struggles to decipher the symbols that set her course.
Friday, October 22 2004
Karen's quintessential 'American' identity -- blond, do-gooding, intrepid -- makes her sense of dislocation especially acute.
Friday, October 8 2004
Seventeen years after Oliver Stone's Wall Street, suggesting that capitalism is corrosive to the soul is old hat.
Thursday, September 19 2002
Burr Steers' first feature is populated by exceptionally quirky characters, most related by blood.