Monday, August 11 2008
Educated men outraged about crime face situations in which they do not fully comprehend the true moral horror.
Friday, September 21 2007
Carlos (Oded Fehr) matches Alice's not-so-interesting self-importance with a wry, almost-alternate perspective, self-aware and even sometimes unexpected.
Tuesday, April 26 2005
Ooky ambiguity is one thing. Incoherence is another.
Sunday, January 1 1995
This spectacular image of androgynous, self-stimulating sexual excess speaks directly to the wonder and threat of Lara Croft, so adept at masculine and feminine wiles, and every wile in between.
All this symbolism would be quite impressive, actually, if 'Tomb Raider' ever gave the slightest impression it knew where it was going with it or was eventually planning to use these symbols to say something coherent.
It is not, as I've heard it called, a 'Scottish Thelma & Louise,' as this soundbite doesn't do justice to the ambitious, if not exactly realized, aspirations of 'Beautiful Creatures'. For one thing, it's less glossy and celebratory than Ridley Scott's anthemic movie, and for another, there's no road trip in it.