Wednesday, November 17 2010
What is it that's so compelling about bad movies? I don't mean the parade of overblown, big-budget, generic pictures Hollywood is constantly forcing upon the world. I'm talking about the movies that come out of left field, that fall through the cracks, that are so bad they're good.
Tuesday, September 1 2009
A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.
Wednesday, April 8 2009
A loping comedy of displacement that snaps off dozens of easy laughs without breaking a sweat, Adventureland transcends the indie comedy trap by dint of not being content merely to capture its milieu but to animate it.
Friday, April 3 2009
Adventureland is as tidy and predictable as it sounds. And it falls into that annoying trap that seems to plague this sort of film, relying on an unrelenting '80s soundtrack to set tones and cue plot points.
Thursday, September 13 2007
The sidetracking -- the lapses into corruption, black humor, and sarcasm -- all this is to be expected when your life is on the line so incessantly.
Friday, November 4 2005
As Noah Baumbach's film tracks Walt's slow evolution during the months surrounding his parents' divorce, it keeps something of a distance, wry and observant.
Wednesday, June 22 2005
'I guess there's no such thing as safe sex with a werewolf,' whines one victim.
Friday, March 4 2005
Jimmy's golden retriever Zipper bites him and is turned into a spazzy, poorly CGI-ed wolf-dog, capable of ripping their house to pieces.