Wednesday, March 21 2007
The only thing that stitches together the mishmash of genres, tones, and styles is Barker, and he does this by being ignorant of how he's supposed to act in all of them.
Wednesday, March 14 2007
Tuesday, September 30 2003
This is the film's genius, its simultaneous emulation and excavation of true crime's obsession with dull or spectacular minutiae, coupled with a refusal to make such details cohere into master plans and meanings.
Monday, August 4 2003
Filmed with all the trappings of a pastoral love story -- truly breathtaking Texas vistas and a lovely score -- 'The Whole Wide World' is, ultimately, anything but.