Monday, May 16 2011
On the eve of the release of Woody Allen's newest film Midnight in Paris, opening May 20 in limited release, PopMatters examines the director's fondness for deftly employing nostalgia as a cinematic language throughout his career.
Monday, January 12 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Thursday, January 17 2008
Mad Money borrows liberally and carelessly from Set It Off, still a smart, angry film about class divisions that have only grown wider since 1996.
Wednesday, June 6 2007
Two long hours that I will sadly never get back.
Friday, February 2 2007
Tacky and terminally bland, Because I Said So sets up one basic joke -- the interfering mother -- and runs it into the ground.
Thursday, November 16 2006
Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.
Monday, May 1 2006
In trying to balance the competing forces of farce and pathos, the film is at times funny and moving, though there are so many characters and subplots that some get lost in the shuffle.
Friday, December 16 2005
The self-congratulating, liberal-leaning Stones are addled when good boy Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings home the very bad fiancée.
Tuesday, July 12 2005
Francis Ford Coppola's focus on his family, in the film and his memory, could not be more poignant or more public.
Maybe it's asking too much for a lighthearted comedy to raise any significant questions. But it can't be asking too much to expect the film to make sense.