Sunday, March 29 2009
Though predictable as only an '80s sitcom can be, this is still fairly pleasant family fare.
Thursday, January 3 2008
When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.
Sunday, September 23 2007
It’s not so much the endless heavy-handed clues, outmoded dialogue, or totally untrustworthy traits of the main characters that make the movie so unforgivable; it’s the purposeless ending that eschews all previous traits, dialogue, and clues.
Friday, April 13 2007
While it begins dully enough for an investigative thriller, Perfect Stranger quickly skids off into abject foolishness.
Wednesday, April 11 2007
"There was a time, before Oscar, when I could not have even got in the room with certain directors."
Wednesday, March 28 2007
An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.
Friday, July 8 2005
The trailer for Gone is a particularly unpretentious distillation of the film's key elements.
Monday, February 28 2005
Much like John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines, Phoenix splices together traditional and current action movie clichés and rhythms.
Wednesday, January 26 2005
Kevin Conran seems pleased to admit that he has never stepped foot inside Radio City Music Hall.
Friday, December 17 2004
Most remarkably, after what looks like weeks in the desert sun, no one ever gets a sunburn.