Friday, May 24 2013
Epic's screenplay keeps piling on mystical narrative contrivances rather than taking the time to develop the characters who most need it
Friday, June 3 2011
Monday, August 10 2009
Wednesday, January 14 2009
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.
Friday, October 24 2008
By the time Eladio (Rick Gonzalez) makes his single-scene appearance in Pride and Glory, the fate of his adversary has been exhaustively telegraphed.
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 14 2008
Friday, February 8 2008
For all the showy action and spurty blood, it's the evolving intimacy between Ken and Ray that is most compelling in In Bruges.