Thursday, October 2 2008
Robert Kearns' saga is more complicated than its trite "stalwart individual against the system" scaffolding suggests. Still, the movie sticks mostly to the scaffolding.
Friday, September 19 2008
As you endure Ghost Town's unfunny "unfinished business," you can't help but be thankful for Téa Leoni's precision and classically screwballish physicality.
Thursday, September 18 2008
Tuesday, September 9 2008
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
Monday, September 8 2008
From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.
Friday, April 25 2008
If he's not precisely magical in Baby Mama, Oscar (Romany Malco) does function as wise advisor for white women who should know better.
Friday, September 28 2007
Because Morgan Freeman is so good at such voiceovers, in which he patiently explains the good intentions of "humans" (usually white humans) who make terrible mistakes and hurt one another, the role is the one he seems destined to play -- for the rest of his life.
Wednesday, March 7 2007
This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.
Sunday, January 7 2007
Little Miss Sunshine is that rare comedic film that earns its laughs through textured characterizations and authentic, humanizing contradictions.