Sunday, June 29 2008
Brashness and arrogance, and absolutely none of the consequences of either.
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Chechnyan backdrop reminds you yet again of the utter inconsequence of Jumper.
Sunday, December 2 2007
Though Awake makes a vague case against playing god in the operating room, it also argues for other sorts of manipulations, none convincing.
Monday, February 19 2007
Part breathless, part exhausted, the movie offers up a gossipy interpretation of Edie Sedgwick's life and death.
Thursday, May 19 2005
For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.
Thursday, November 13 2003
It is less interested in Glass' personal psychology than in the political and professional environment that rewards it.
Friday, May 24 2002
So in a post-September 11th world replete with conflicts from Afghanistan to continuous Palestinian-Israeli disputes, the lines between good and evil often seem blurry, and the cut-and-dry antics of galactic warriors instill a sense of hope, a realization of what morality should be. Who would've thought that the likes of Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca would serve as heroes for a celluloid generation whose sense of a world order would become crystal clear as a result of a few fictional characters?"
Wednesday, May 15 2002
There are so very many characters playing central roles in the second half of the series, and accounting for all of their geneses is tricky indeed.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Unfortunately, it only thinks it's American Beauty, and instead, ends up being Regarding Henry.