Thursday, February 26 2009
Thursday, January 22 2009
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Che is about the dissemination of Che Guevara the icon, as it is also the saga of Che refashioned.
Thursday, January 8 2009
Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.
Sunday, July 20 2008
It’s almost rather brilliant the way the film betrays and sabotages itself as it comes down the home stretch.
Friday, February 22 2008
As Vantage Point becomes increasingly busy with personal betrayals and redemptions, the ostensible politics, reductive to begin with, fall by the wayside.
Tuesday, March 28 2006
Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.
Friday, October 14 2005
Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.