Monday, June 8 2009
I want to laugh at Weeds, but its constant oscillation between vilification and victimization of its female characters leaves me frustrated.
Thursday, June 26 2008
This isn’t clever satire anymore, but something like an unintentionally Bergmanesque study of moral self-destruction.
Monday, June 11 2007
Over the course of eight months, four body switch movies were released in the late '80s. Only one Big remains standing.
Tuesday, August 15 2006
Once more, Mom slips into her "Godmother" persona, wades into the tall weeds of moral ambiguity, ready to make one more compromise, one more sacrifice.
Thursday, August 25 2005
Weeds is clear about its stance on getting stoned.
Friday, July 29 2005
This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.
Monday, May 16 2005
The labors are colorful on paper, somewhat less than thrilling in execution.
Friday, March 18 2005
Rachel misses the fact that she's living in a horror movie sequel, which ordains that she's not anywhere near 'starting over' in the usual sense.
Sunday, January 1 1995
The pleasure Gwen takes in all this chaos -- not to mention Bullock's signature sunniness -- makes this introductory sequence look like the opening to a broad Farrelly brothers-style comedy.
In 'Cats & Dogs', the colors are a little too bright, everything is a bit too perfect. And all is not as swell as the humans would think: it's 'American Beauty' for pets.