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Friday, July 15 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This being a Tim Burton film, the celebration of childish pleasures is not simply joyous, but tweaked.


Friday, June 17 2005

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Charming, peculiar, and occasionally ingenious, Howl's Moving Castle tilts between fantastical beauty and philosophical pondering.


Thursday, June 16 2005

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.


Thursday, June 9 2005

The Machinist (2004)

Trevor is an image disappearing, more about reduction and loss than self-knowledge and identification.


Saturday, May 28 2005

Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.


Wednesday, March 23 2005

Finding Neverland (2004)

'Play' is a means to define childhood, to prolong mythic innocence, to grant nobility.


Friday, November 19 2004

Finding Neverland (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

Enduring Love (2004)

Samantha Morton's face seems a perfect object for gazing on.


Friday, October 22 2004

The Machinist (2004)

The Machinist digs so deeply into its protagonist's mind that it's difficult to see a way out.


Friday, September 10 2004

Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"


Secret Window (2004) (Reviews) [3.Aug.04]
The Mother (2003) (Reviews) [24.Jun.04]
Secret Window (2004) (Reviews) [11.Mar.04]
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) (Reviews) [10.Feb.04]
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) (Reviews) [11.Sep.03]
Lost in La Mancha (2002) (Reviews) [9.Sep.03]
Television (Reviews) [9.Apr.03]
Lost in La Mancha (2002) (Reviews) [13.Feb.03]
Equilibrium (2002) (Reviews) [5.Dec.02]
Television (Reviews) [21.Aug.02]
Reign of Fire (2002) (Reviews) [12.Jul.02]
Road to Perdition (2002) (Reviews) [12.Jul.02]
The Handsome Family: Twilight (Reviews) [24.Sep.01]
Tomb Raider (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Tomb Raider (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Titus (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Shaft (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Sleepy Hollow (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Ride with the Devil (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Ride with the Devil (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Ninth Gate (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Ninth Gate (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Man Who Cried (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
I Dreamed of Africa (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
From Hell (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
From Hell (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Chocolat (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Blow (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Before Night Falls (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Blow (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
American Psycho (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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