Wednesday, October 22 2008
Opening the Fall 2008 season of Independent Lens, Chicago 10 revises old ideas -- about what constitutes history and documentary.
Tuesday, October 14 2008
Where is our Chicago Ten? Where are our “conspirators”? Is Obama really supposed to fix everything? Can we really pretend that things are still getting better all the time?
Friday, February 29 2008
You can't make this stuff up: Bobby Seale, bound and gagged in a Chicago courtroom. But there it is, again, in big, brightly colored animation, in Brett Morgen's Chicago 10.
Tuesday, May 1 2007
Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.
Monday, April 30 2007
Deemed a failure after just four episodes, Drive was the only new drama to catch my imagination this year.
Thursday, January 12 2006
Despite the recent fire and brimstone headlines, Daniel is a very familiar book.
Wednesday, May 18 2005
Not only is the character difficult by heroic biopic standards, but his story combines radical thinking, extraordinary generosity, and supreme egotism.
Wednesday, March 23 2005
Mesmerizingly played by Daniel Benzali, Ted respects the law but understands that the courthouse is just one of its venues.
Friday, January 28 2005
Dakota Fanning seems alternately to be channeling Beetlejuice-era Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci's Wednesday Addams.
Friday, November 19 2004
At its best, Kinsey turns nearly impressionistic, as when it represents the doctor's increasingly convoluted relationships with his team.