Tuesday, January 13 2009
The Western meets the plantation melodrama, and neither genre survives the encounter.
Thursday, May 15 2008
Alien Agent becomes so pointless that one longs for the highbrow art of Steven Segal or Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Thursday, December 13 2007
While it's understandable that after raising one of film history's most massive success stories from the depths of potential financial ruin, Cameron might rest on his laurels a bit, you sometimes get the feeling that he has spent a good chunk of his post-Titanic life still thinking about Titanic.
Friday, March 30 2007
Like a high school essay written the night before it's due, Memory reveals its dearth of imagination right off, with a frontispiece dictionary definition of its title.
Monday, June 23 2003
The film's about the human impetus toward contradiction, about our need to exercise those contradictions, to live them.
Friday, May 31 2002
The subject of CQ is Paul, artist, coffee-drinker, American in Paris.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Survivor's tone is very difficult to locate, and while this elusiveness may be more than the producers intend, it's just as possible to surmise that they know what they're doing and that teasing the audience with its own naivete is their way of undermining the medium even as they exploit it so well.