Wednesday, March 23 2005
The Special Edition is loaded with so much self-referential material and 'oh so clever' concepts that they threaten to make the movie into its own cult object.
Monday, February 28 2005
As hard as he tries, Albert can't quite keep up with the Jaffes' questions, let alone their answers.
Friday, October 1 2004
Albert is again faced with basic questions: Are we really 'all connected'? How can 'everything be the same even if it's different'?"
Sunday, January 1 1995
Puke green bile, dark blood, convulsing pink. tissue. A close-up shot following a bullet's path into and through internal organs is a frankly terrible image. In most war movies, bullets do tend to fly. But you only see their external effects: blood spurts, faces contort, handheld cameras zig and zag, explosions-effects create aestheticized, often slo-mo, chaos. In David O. Russell's Three Kings, however, you see the insides: the bullet rushes forward, stops, lodging in mangled, throbbing flesh while fluids accumulate. It's visceral and immediate. It's surreal and nasty.