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Sunday, February 15 2009

Two Lovers

A wall of family photos, glimpsed briefly in an early scene of Two Lovers, lays out Leonard's too conventional dilemma.


Thursday, February 12 2009

Two Lovers: All Your Choices Are Bad Ones

What James Gray bravely does in Two Lovers is return the idea of pain, and the threat of bad decisions, to the American film romance.


Sunday, May 11 2008

Walk the Line

There are so many positive aspects to this film that the empty feeling left when the it ends is utterly shocking.


Thursday, October 25 2007

Reservation Road

Men have a hard time with feelings. This appears to be the major revelation in Reservation Road, a melodrama in which men suffer loss, grief, and guilt.


Friday, October 12 2007

We Own the Night

You can see -- though the brothers take a few more scenes to catch up -- that each envies the other: Joe wants Bobby's seeming independence, Bobby wants daddy's approval.


Friday, November 18 2005

Walk the Line (2005)

John R. Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) is a hard-drinking, drug-abusing, soul-searching, all-black-wearing, June-Carter-loving man.


Friday, September 23 2005

Gladiator: Extended Edition (2000)

It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.


Thursday, April 14 2005

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.


Monday, March 7 2005

Ladder 49 (2004)

As he watches his firefighters guys bond and scuffle, director Jay Russell explains that he began the project with some qualms because of 'all the emotion involved with 9/11.'"


The Village (2004) (Reviews) [10.Jan.05]
Hotel Rwanda (2004) (Reviews) [6.Jan.05]
Ladder 49 (2004) (Reviews) [1.Oct.04]
The Village (2004) (Reviews) [5.Aug.04]
Buffalo Soldiers (2001) (Reviews) [14.Aug.03]
Signs (2002) (Reviews) [1.Aug.02]
Quills (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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