Tuesday, April 28 2009
In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.
Friday, February 13 2009
What is John Salley doing in this movie?
Thursday, June 5 2008
Wednesday, May 28 2008
Based on the Baekelands' true and infamous story, Tom Kalin's Savage Grace, like his wondrous Swoon (1992), considers the dysfunctions produced by wealth and leisure.
Friday, September 28 2007
The movie abandons any aspiration to Austen's wit or social critique, and lapses instead into total triteness.
Friday, July 6 2007
More troubling than Evening's technical failures, the film suffers from a host of cynical political and social themes that undercut the drama throughout.
Wednesday, March 14 2007
Beyond the Gates, based on a true story from the the 1994 Rwandan genocide, suggests that ignorance and sense of privilege make a dangerous combination.
Friday, January 26 2007
Vivian sees the world holistically, seeking compromise and even some measure of compatibility with humans. Call it the zen of werewolfness.
Friday, July 7 2006
Based on a true story and co-written by a BBC journalist who worked in Rwanda during the genocide, the film is an absorbing meditation on what men do in dark times.
Thursday, March 30 2006
As in the first film, this premise -- that Catherine's plot is a series of lies -- is mildly interesting.