Sunday, July 8 2007
After the initial early promise of its opening 15 minutes or so, the film resorts to spinning its wheels, then driving down dead-end alleys, and then plowing head-long into exactly the sort of heavy-handed didactic symbolism that gives me fits and has me reaching for the remote.
Tuesday, August 22 2006
The Syrian Bride, like Walk on Water and the Oscar-nominated Paradise Now, is part of the optimistic Israeli New Wave in filmmaking, these days. And it's well worth watching.
Tuesday, May 9 2006
The first shot of Amos Gitai's new film is arresting. Natalie Portman cries for eight minutes.