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Wednesday, June 9 2010

‘Twelve’: Joel Schumacher’s Gossip Girl on Drugs (trailer)

The latest from Schumacher fell pretty flat when it premiered this year at Sundance, but this sleek trailer still makes the drug-filled life of Upper East Side socialites worth watching.


Friday, February 23 2007

The Number 23 (2007)

The movie is at least nominally aware of the silliness of its device, that the finding of 23s in every frame is a game, that the meanings are more about readers' needs than some grand plan of the universe.


Wednesday, December 22 2004

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

You might read this as a not-so-subtle indictment of the bourgie masses who consume popular culture: their taste sucks.


Wednesday, October 13 2004

The Lost Boys: Special Edition (1987)

While director Joel Schumacher may not have made a perfectly genre-breaking, horror-comedy mix, he got the 'hip' part right.


Thursday, October 16 2003

Veronica Guerin (2003)

Such moments illustrate Veronica's earnest incentive while undermining her hard work with crazily implausible coincidences.


Monday, July 14 2003

Phone Booth (2002)

We're surrounded by spin all the time and I think that many times people who spin for a living really don't know the truth anymore because, I guess, they have to believe so much in the spin that they are spinning.


Thursday, April 3 2003

Phone Booth (2002)

A function of increasing anxieties about security, surveillance technology, and loss of privacy, this sniper is symptomatic.


Thursday, June 6 2002

Bad Company (2002)

PULL.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Tigerland (2000/2001)

'Tigerland' turns that same step of acknowledging a responsibility greater than oneself into a personal defeat, the inevitable breaking of a rebel.


Flawless (1999)

These are the first of many derogatory adjectives that come to my mind when trying to describe writer-director Joel Schumacher's new film, Flawless, which stars Robert DeNiro and Philip Seymour Hoffman (the latter being one of my favorite character actors, who has, sadly, two recent misses with Flawless and The Talented Mr. Ripley).


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