Tuesday, March 6 2007
Like the onset of hormones, Cam Archer's Wild Tigers I have Known mixes a heady swirl of daydreams and stripped-down self-awareness.
Sunday, August 6 2006
A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.
Thursday, April 13 2006
The reunion of Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard, coming some 20 years after Paris, Texas, demonstrates both the change and sameness in their art.
Friday, December 6 2002
Each section lingers just a little, as if the characters will have trajectories beyond the minutes you see them.
Thursday, May 2 2002
A heavy-handed glob of a movie.
Sunday, January 1 1995
And yet, for a rock 'n' roll film set in the '70s, Almost Famous has surprisingly little sex and drugs on screen (though both are much discussed). Even when two or three of the 'band-aids' decide to deflower William, mainly to alleviate their boredom, it comes off more like a slumber party game than an act of real sexuality.
Maybe in the deceptive world of fame (or almost-fame), this is the best version of intimacy available, although it's easier to attribute it to the characters' superficiality, and maybe a certain starry-eyed idealism on Cameron Crowe's part.