Monday, March 16 2009
Watching the original with its sequel draws attention to the subtle but inarguably greater care Friedkin brought to the earlier film.
Thursday, February 5 2009
So important did the US government consider some filmmakers’ work that after liberation, film crews went into concentration camps even before medical teams.
Wednesday, April 30 2008
This film carries a bedrock rebelliousness and shocking ugliness that firmly resonates today.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.
Thursday, November 16 2006
Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.
Friday, July 1 2005
Prime Cut is like a giant absurdist painting.
Thursday, February 17 2005
Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip. The film moves like Travolta, quickly and with style.
Thursday, October 16 2003
Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.
Thursday, November 8 2001
[David Mamet's] language, severe and spare, actually sounds quite human comin
Sunday, January 1 1995
There's not much in this film that's subtle, but it does actually have something thoughtful to say about the ways that we perceive and assume truth, or the ways we might be convinced of some untruth because of our own anxieties. What you see can be -- and usually is -- deceiving.