Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Tuesday, July 17 2007
Wednesday, October 19 2005
Confession and communication aren't the norm at Seattle Grace. Instead, the hospital crew all harbor secrets.
Monday, April 4 2005
Melodramatic? Sure, but in a rousing, manipulating, on-with-the-show kind of way.
Tuesday, October 7 2003
My intention was to make a picture that on one level was a genre movie, summer movie, kind of a cop movie, whatever that genre is, and at the same time, to serve different gods.
Thursday, June 19 2003
Short version: Joe's hardheaded and eats cheeseburgers, K.C.'s into fluidity and bean sprouts.
Thursday, October 24 2002
The best surprise of 'Ghost Ship' is that it's surprisingly good, spooky, fun, and stylish.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Steve Everett is an old-school newspaper reporter, the kind who has improbable hunches that turn out to be right, who gives investigative reporters a good name, who's relegated to fiction these days. He's also more complicated than that, a self-styled macho boozer and womanizer, but recently slipped into another state, feeling confused and a little pathetic.
The first scene in 'Exit Wounds' shows Boyd (Steven Seagal) arriving to a speech on handgun control given by the Vice President. He arrives late to the speech, cueing the audience -- and his superiors -- to his renegade spirit.
As this minimal plot summary suggests, 'Exit Wounds' is full of cliches that it displays proudly. It is what it is -- a Steven Seagal formula flick dressed up so a hip-hop-martial arts crowd might appreciate it, and even tolerate Seagal.