Tuesday, May 12 2009
As much effort as apparently went into it, the film nonetheless feels like a pit stop for everyone involved.
Thursday, March 26 2009
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
Tuesday, September 9 2008
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
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.
Monday, February 14 2005
His quest has made Ben the most tortured man on TV. He's been beaten, buried alive, drugged, paralyzed, and forced to commit murder.
Friday, October 22 2004
Karen's quintessential 'American' identity -- blond, do-gooding, intrepid -- makes her sense of dislocation especially acute.
Thursday, May 13 2004
You're left wondering just what Evie sees in Drum, except that abstract backwardsness that she's inscribed in herself.
Thursday, December 11 2003
In 21 Grams, the fragmentation is pronounced, chaotic to the point of mathematical precision.
Tuesday, September 9 2003
As James Mangold neatly puts it, these characters are running along 'a kind of Möbius strip of hell.'"
Thursday, April 24 2003
Amanda Peet, not incidentally, throws some fine, even sublime, attitude.