Wednesday, March 12 2008
An everyman nucleus surrounded by idiosyncratic grotesques, grounded in a simple plot of the everyman reconciling the irrationality surrounding him, tangential and irrelevant comedic asides.
Friday, August 17 2007
Bodies show up everywhere they shouldn't, making public what usually remains repressed: death, defecation, desire.
Thursday, May 19 2005
Pacino contains Shylock's temper as reaction, looking simultaneously vile and vulnerable, hardly a simple balance.
Thursday, November 13 2003
On occasion, the film allows a jaded sensibility to worm its way into this otherwise picturesque world.
Thursday, September 26 2002
It's alarmingly short-sighted fiction, offering only occasional glimpses of the imperial project's fundamental viciousness and ignorance.