Friday, April 24 2009
For all its attention to local "color", Fighting focuses on the white boy's progress.
Tuesday, March 24 2009
Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.
Sunday, December 14 2008
Nothing Like the Holidays is like a lot of other holiday movies.
Wednesday, October 15 2008
Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.
Wednesday, September 10 2008
Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.
Thursday, March 15 2007
For all its good ideas, Raines is overwhelmed by Jeff Goldblum's characterization -- both familiar and strange.
Wednesday, March 7 2007
This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.
Thursday, November 16 2006
Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.
Monday, June 23 2003
Deftly rearranges any number of generic conventions, from romantic comedies, musicals, and melodramas with happy endings that can't make sense but seem inevitable and necessary.
Thursday, April 24 2003
They meet at King's club, where he's auditioning strippers: Dustin Hoffman, big pimping.