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Friday, January 30 2009

New in Town

New in Town subjects Lucy (Renée Zellweger) to a series of life-changing revelations, most stemming from a reductive big city/small town dichotomy.


Monday, April 24 2006

Shopgirl (2005)

Director Anand Tucker insists his film is not about the glitzy L.A. It is, instead, about an L.A. populated with 'ordinary people just like you and me, getting on with their lives.'"


Saturday, October 22 2005

Shopgirl (2005)

For all its seeming delicacy, its view of Mirabelle as perfect, precious object is decidedly limited.


Monday, September 12 2005

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.


Friday, August 5 2005

Broken Flowers (2005)

A sort of minimalist male melodrama, Broken Flowers tracks a journey through regret and hope.


Friday, June 24 2005

Six Feet Under

Four years of torturing the Fishers has worn my patience thin.


Tuesday, August 24 2004

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under has become crass, each episode an empathy decathlon topped off with ghoulishly deferred catharsis.


Thursday, July 22 2004

Catwoman (2004)

The women on either side of the film's imaginary moral divide are both gorgeous and potent, both capable of cruel violence, and both dedicated to their own desires.


Monday, November 10 2003

Die Mommie Die! (2003)

It is more irritating than it is offensive or even funny.


Monday, June 9 2003

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under's challenging third season reminds us that the gulf between it and rest of the widgets that pass for television shows is monumental.


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