Friday, September 19 2008
Even as various people try to "do their jobs" in Battle in Seattle, they are repeatedly boxed in by lack of information and lack of power.
Monday, September 8 2008
From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.
Wednesday, March 19 2008
As The Situation makes a mucky melodrama out of the war in Iraq, it accommodates an American perspective of its own actions.
Friday, February 2 2007
Even as The Situation makes a mucky melodrama out of the war in Iraq, this effect does not seem entirely inappropriate, as it accommodates a U.S. perspective of its own actions.
Monday, January 30 2006
Archive shots of broken, diseased, and starved bodies provide a devastating illustration of the history that drives the film's fictions.
Wednesday, November 23 2005
If Charlie appears seem energetic, if not exactly inspired, it's only because he's in constant, circular motion.
Friday, September 23 2005
It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.
Friday, August 12 2005
The relationship between heroism and villainy remains reductive, subjective, and devastatingly predictable.
Monday, August 11 2003
'For me,' declares Friedkin, just hearing the Dylan lyric spoken by Johnny Cash is worth making a film for.
Friday, March 28 2003
As its title suggests, John McTiernan's new action-thriller, 'Basic' is not very new.