Sunday, April 26 2009
A rough dry run for Bill Lawrence, who would create a much better workplace drama with Scrubs.
Monday, March 23 2009
In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.
Friday, December 26 2008
Wednesday, October 12 2005
Given its pedigree, Related makes its performance anxiety annoyingly audible.
Friday, May 6 2005
The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.
Wednesday, October 27 2004
All rules of attraction and self-definition are just off when it comes to the utterly beautiful and notoriously nice Chestnut.
Friday, October 8 2004
Belle is set up to work against stereotypes: athletic, aggressive, mechanically inclined, she's a black woman NASCAR fan.
Thursday, May 13 2004
As lovers who lie to one another as a kind of mating ritual, Gabrielle Union and Jamie Foxx do about as well as possible.
Sunday, January 1 1995
It was a hot time in the city. The days sweltered and the nights vibrated with the latest craze, disco. In the Bronx in 1977, the Yankees were headed for a pennant, a Con Ed blackout inspired looting, assaulting, and arresting, and the .44 killer was shooting young dark-haired women and their dates as they necked in their parked cars.
Janger and co-writer Jennifer Vandever's screenplay ultimately compromises its sexual politics in order to make the film both gay- and straight-friendly. And yet, 'Just One Time' still has an underlying appeal due to its terrific ensemble cast and Janger's talent as a director, able to handle the film's occasional shifts in tone, between the more serious moments shared by Amy and Anthony, and the lighter touches of comedy, such as the guys' excursion to the gay bar.