Friday, December 5 2008
In the ambitious and cluttered Cadillac Records, Leonard Chess redistributes income among his artists, but the point is not lost on any of them that he decides who plays when and even how to play.
Friday, July 11 2008
Meet Dave is "Eddie Murphy in Eddie Murphy," literally, metaphorically, exhaustively.
Tuesday, April 29 2008
And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.
Wednesday, December 12 2007
Part "family movie" and part "romantic comedy," Perfect Holiday divides its energies unevenly, leaning too heavily on the adults acting like children.
Tuesday, December 11 2007
Wednesday, July 25 2007
This is one of the best horror films in some time; not sacrificing itself to irony or parody but committed to the dark corners of human nature and the complex labyrinths that exist in the mind.
Sunday, March 4 2007
Director Ryan Murphy lacks the requisite wicked flair for black-comedy, the levity is mishandled, and completely at odds with the intensity of performance and direction.
Thursday, February 15 2007
A disappointingly outsized villain, Jenny fills up what would have been Madea's space, only she's not so strong, entertaining, or even convincing.
Friday, October 27 2006
Augusten's narration of Running with Scissors starts with a question: "How do I begin to tell the story of how my mother left me and how I left her?"
Tuesday, November 22 2005
While most of the target audience for the movie may not remember the TV version, Schultz's Honeymooners unfortunately forgets what was most appealing about the show.