Sunday, July 8 2007
After the initial early promise of its opening 15 minutes or so, the film resorts to spinning its wheels, then driving down dead-end alleys, and then plowing head-long into exactly the sort of heavy-handed didactic symbolism that gives me fits and has me reaching for the remote.
Sunday, April 1 2007
In Almodóvar’s world, women are the unmistakable, undeniable and indelible colors of life -- they are the red splashed across the harsh grey landscape.
Tuesday, December 19 2006
The women repeatedly confront and contemplate death, gathering in rituals of grief and affirmation.
Tuesday, August 29 2006
Manuel Gómez Pereira's Reinas (Queens) makes the current U.S. wrangling over same sex marriage look awfully provincial.
Tuesday, May 9 2006
The first shot of Amos Gitai's new film is arresting. Natalie Portman cries for eight minutes.
Wednesday, October 13 2004
Agresti says, 'It's challenging, from such a little situation, to elaborate with details, without sensationalistic tricks and pyrotechnics.'"
Thursday, May 6 2004
As Valentín describes his situation with unaffected confidence, you see how he might be interested in space flight.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Whatever's on Juliette Binoche's mind, gazing at that face can definitely get you thinking.