Thursday, March 12 2009
Sunday, February 15 2009
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
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
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
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
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
John R. Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) is a hard-drinking, drug-abusing, soul-searching, all-black-wearing, June-Carter-loving man.
Friday, September 23 2005
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
Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.
Monday, March 7 2005
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.'"