Monday, August 2 2010
Doctor Zhivago, almost pornographic in the way it pursues the beautiful image, stands on the other side of a vast chasm defining one era of film making from another.
Tuesday, January 8 2008
From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.
Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Wednesday, May 9 2007
Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.
Monday, July 10 2006
For its many commendable qualities -- qualities long recognized by a sizable cult of fans -- Petulia doesn't quite display cultural insight.
Wednesday, March 23 2005
'Play' is a means to define childhood, to prolong mythic innocence, to grant nobility.
Friday, November 19 2004
As James Barrie, the Scottish-born playwright most famous for imagining Peter Pan, Johnny Depp appears the consummately charismatic child-man.
Monday, November 17 2003
Julie Christie's ageless beauty brings more than sufficient radiance to Afterglow.