Tuesday, March 31 2009
Thursday, October 9 2008
Harvey Keitel makes a great entrance in Life on Mars. You expect as much, of course, because he's Harvey Keitel. But it is truly great.
Thursday, February 21 2008
Chinatown remains a stalwart of '70s cinema. The uninspired follow-up 16 years later reminds one that, sometimes, a masterpiece needs to simply be left alone.
Thursday, December 20 2007
The primary draw in the National Treasures is Nic Cage, odd and spasmodic, undeniably charismatic.
Sunday, August 26 2007
The extras driving this Collector's Edition of Taxi Driver.
Thursday, September 14 2006
The motives and actions of the heroes transcend reproach; the bad guys are so inscrutably evil, they come across as the beady-eyed mole people in B-grade science fiction movies.
Sunday, April 24 2005
Claire Forlani goes so far as to call Shadows in the Sun her Il Postino. Oy.
Friday, March 4 2005
Utterly out of place, the Rock is the most convincing character in sight.
Friday, November 19 2004
Popular propaganda at its best -- high quality creative work allied to a resounding endorsement of a status quo the American electorate seems determined to maintain.
Monday, June 23 2003
Romero's films often feature a family that is fragile, a prime target for destructive forces.