Monday, July 12 2010
Well, I'm glad to see that Chris Klein still gets work...
Sunday, March 22 2009
The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.
Friday, April 21 2006
Here's the rub: does it matter that consumers know all about the badness and the cynical ambition, but watch anyway?
Wednesday, September 8 2004
Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.
Thursday, April 1 2004
Leland will come to be instructive and redemptive for others, just as he has tried to find instruction and redemption in others.
Thursday, February 28 2002
'We Were Soldiers' is, above all, an earnest film, working overtime not to be a standard U.S. war movie where the good (white) boys fight against diabolical 'others'.
Thursday, February 7 2002
Sunday, January 1 1995
The most annoying aspects of 'Say It Isn't So' have to do with its uneven tone, part ironic, wise-cracking condescension and part clueless, mean-spirited condescension.
High school sucks. While this is currently a headlines-worthy observation, movies about high school have been underscoring it for years. From Blackboard Jungle, Carrie, Jawbreaker, and Heathers, to Cooley High, Scream, The Ice Storm, and Never Been Kissed, the point is the same: in high school, you spend way too much time worrying about cliques, grades, popularity, and sex.