Monday, February 14 2011
Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!
Tuesday, January 27 2009
The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.
Friday, December 12 2008
On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.
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.
Sunday, March 25 2007
The Pursuit of Happyness is the male version of a "chick flick": aimed at wringing tears from even the most macho dude in the house.
Friday, December 15 2006
As quick and resolute as Chris may be, he's still caught up in the fiction around him, The Pursuit of Happyness, which is not nearly so smart.