Friday, July 15 2005
This being a Tim Burton film, the celebration of childish pleasures is not simply joyous, but tweaked.
Friday, June 17 2005
Charming, peculiar, and occasionally ingenious, Howl's Moving Castle tilts between fantastical beauty and philosophical pondering.
Thursday, June 16 2005
Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.
Thursday, June 9 2005
Trevor is an image disappearing, more about reduction and loss than self-knowledge and identification.
Saturday, May 28 2005
The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.
Wednesday, March 23 2005
'Play' is a means to define childhood, to prolong mythic innocence, to grant nobility.
Friday, November 19 2004
As James Barrie, the Scottish-born playwright most famous for imagining Peter Pan, Johnny Depp appears the consummately charismatic child-man.
Thursday, November 11 2004
Samantha Morton's face seems a perfect object for gazing on.
Friday, October 22 2004
The Machinist digs so deeply into its protagonist's mind that it's difficult to see a way out.
Friday, September 10 2004
Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"