Friday, January 8 2010
Sunday, May 3 2009
Seemingly designed for in-flight viewing, this film is the equivalent of a competently written paperback, or a leftover helping of Ma’s comfort food.
Sunday, March 1 2009
Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.
Friday, January 16 2009
Last Chance Harvey is a movie about starting over.
Wednesday, September 24 2008
A superbly acted, exhaustively complete summary of the great Russian’s dramas that provides real depth of insight into the plays and their possibilities.
Monday, August 11 2008
A more-or-less literal enactment of the commonplace activity of imagining the lives of people we pass each day.
Friday, September 10 2004
Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"
Monday, July 12 2004
Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.
Tuesday, December 23 2003
The first scene in Cold Mountain is sensational and sickening, an apt introduction to what will be a Civil War saga.
Monday, July 14 2003
'What I learned seeing the movie is that yes, you do lose that ability to go into people's minds, but you gain Meryl Streep's ability to separate an egg, in a way that tells you everything you need to know about who that person is at that point.'"