Monday, June 9 2008
In preparation for the franchise reboot starring Edward Norton, SE&L looks back at Ang Lee's 2003 version of the Big Green Meanie, a criminally marginalized movie that truly didn't deserve the critical or commercial drubbing it took at the time.
Thursday, September 27 2007
Friday, September 21 2007
To its credit, The War considers the terrible effects of difference. But even as it argues that representations can make differences, it also exemplifies how limited vision can reinforce them.
Friday, May 12 2006
Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?
Tuesday, May 24 2005
Henry's instructions bring Turner and Jason to important landmarks that dredge up memories and force them to face events that have haunted their lives.
Tuesday, April 26 2005
Retribution leads to violence, such that the next generation of brothers, Tim and Chris, are tossed into yet another vacuum of fear, guilt, and suspicion.
Friday, October 29 2004
Uncle Deel (Josh Lucas) hauls up in his muscle car, his face grizzled and his pink cowboy shirt weirdly stylish.
Thursday, October 16 2003
There's no truth in this true crime, only the fictions that sustain 'Hollywood'.
Thursday, September 18 2003
The phallic imagery of guns as associated with male potency is everywhere in Secondhand Lions.
Thursday, June 19 2003
In Hulk, the comic books' critique of institutional authority and the way U.S. culture perceives and deals with difference is evacuated.