Tuesday, March 24 2009
Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.
Thursday, September 18 2003
The phallic imagery of guns as associated with male potency is everywhere in Secondhand Lions.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Such heavy-handed plot designing and telegraphing makes the film more tedious than rousing.
Interestingly, in one of 'A.I.''s inconsistencies, we are shown a society obsessive about controlling consumption and the conservation of resources, which nevertheless is still steadfastly consumer-driven: the answer to all our problems can be found in the perfect product, in this case a robotic child.
The nuclear family has never looked so perverse.