Wednesday, January 4 2006
Chris is fond of Enrico Caruso, whose voice 'expresses everything that's tragic about life,' one of these Allenish aphorisms that's probably true but just sounds trite.
Wednesday, August 10 2005
Oliver Stone calls his Alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure,' more like Monty Clift and James Dean than Russell Crowe.
Wednesday, November 24 2004
Though Olympias is unbeatably charismatic (and plain fun amid all the drearily inclined boys), the film takes a typically Stonian approach to the evil woman.
Monday, November 15 2004
For all the inevitability of Will's descent, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is an almost perversely moving experience.
Friday, July 2 2004
Will (Clive Owen) is a menace, even to the bad guys.
Tuesday, September 30 2003
Indian and British, white and brown and black, queer and straight. It's all in the mix.
Thursday, March 20 2003
The girls in 'Bend It Like Beckham' have grown up crossing cultural borders on a daily basis, and see such negotiations as nothing special.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Ride with the Devil is essentially two films in one. The first is a story of loyalty - to family, community, and nation - tested in the social and political upheavals of civil war. The second is a story of male bonding and love in a homosocial order, the negotiation of male-male desire, and male domestication, all triangulated and enabled through the body of a woman.