Friday, June 7 2013
As the title announces, these romantic games are more or less nothing. What becomes something, even as it is a lie, is the besmirching of Hero to the point that she appears to deserve, in this man's world, all manner of outcasting, even unto death.
Monday, March 30 2009
Whether served up on the page or on the screen, this is an intimate assessment of a twisted mother/son relationship with plenty of sardonic humor and scathing satire.
Monday, March 23 2009
Palahniuk loves our disillusionment, or hates it enough to understand just exactly how it operates, and in what darkened corners of our cities and towns it is made manifest.
Friday, September 26 2008
If Choke isn’t the first movie where a young narrator's self-pity, obsessiveness, and desperation are blamed on his mother, it is one of the more emphatic versions.
Saturday, April 21 2007
Kasdan: "I just don't know if anyone besides Adam and me wants to see movies like In the Land of Women."
Friday, April 20 2007
Ah, poor poor Carter. Will he emerge strengthened or diminished by his encounters in this faraway land?
Monday, March 13 2006
What Susan Faludi has called the 'backlash' against women is still in full effect, if not even Julia Louis-Dreyfus can get a character on air who even tries to break free.
Thursday, July 18 2002
Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.