Wednesday, April 29 2009
By the time the focus tightens onto Armstrong's jail time, the movie turns righteous and, it must be said, a little tedious.
Sunday, February 8 2009
Whereas The Matrix relied on hyper-cool outfits and the beauty of stylized action sequences to help tell its weird little story, Underworld relies on them to try to make us forget that we are watching a story this insipid.
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Sunday, December 21 2008
Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth looks at the compromises and complications that shape the "truth" in legal systems, media collusions, and politics in DC.
Monday, March 24 2008
Thursday, March 13 2008
At its center, and much like David Gordon Green's other movies, Snow Angels is about faith.
Sunday, August 12 2007
Nimròd Antal’s Vacancy takes us back to the days of suspense -- when the chase was exhilarating on its own – not just the means to a morbid end.
Friday, April 20 2007
The movie is 80 minutes of mostly entertaining tension, punctuated by violence engineered by a creep using criminally outdated technology.
Sunday, October 15 2006
At heart, Click is a trivial movie that asks an important question about life, the universe, and everything: how on earth can a man who's doing Kate Beckinsale on a regular basis be at all dissatisfied with his life?
Thursday, June 22 2006
While the movie's point is clear enough from frame one, it's so blatant and comes at such a high price that you feel mostly battered by its end.