Thursday, March 26 2009
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
Friday, May 2 2008
If she lived in another movie, you'd almost feel sorry for Hannah (Michelle Monaghan). But she's trapped in the execrable Made of Honor, which insists that she behave nearly as inanely as her two suitors.
Sunday, April 27 2008
In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.
Monday, September 24 2007
No amount of philosophical study or science fiction reading would enable a viewer to disentangle the existential questions raised by its cavalier treatment of time, so Journeyman simply pretends they do not exist.
Thursday, September 13 2007
Tuesday, February 20 2007
Hannibal's executions of the "primal scene" cannibals reveal his inclination for bizarre yuckiness.
Tuesday, January 16 2007
The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.
Monday, November 28 2005
If there is a civics lesson to be gleaned from Rome, it is to beware the passions inflamed by a government in the midst of an identity crisis.
Wednesday, September 14 2005
Lest one fear the consequences of amoral political realism get a watered-down treatment, Rome proves steadfast -- eager, even -- in its refusal to skimp on detail.