Thursday, November 20 2008
Marc Forster's Quantum of Solace slices away nearly every element of the old Bond, and leaves nothing in its place.
Friday, November 14 2008
Bond (Daniel Craig) seems done in by the notion that M is indeed his maternal superior, and so he must please her, or at least pretend that he's playing by rules that he and she and all the rest of us know he disrespects from jump.
Wednesday, November 12 2008
Sunday, March 23 2008
This is a sensitive, kind adaptation of a well-loved book, and the DVD has well-crafted features that help extend the message of what is essential to human existence: hope.
Friday, December 14 2007
The Kite Runner shows that even if Baba could make his boy perfectly courageous and honest, outside forces inevitably affect even the most careful plans for the future.
Thursday, March 8 2007
Stranger than Fiction isn’t sure if it wants to be a comedy that relies on stereotypes in order to accentuate the humor, or a drama with the absurdities played as deadpan as possible.
Thursday, November 9 2006
Maybe Professor Hilbert knows exactly how right he is, given the film's relentless archness: it knows that you know that it knows it's meta.
Saturday, October 22 2005
Often evocative, sometimes audacious, and finally undone by an inelegant close, Stay is less interested in story than in impressions.
Wednesday, March 23 2005
'Play' is a means to define childhood, to prolong mythic innocence, to grant nobility.
Friday, November 19 2004
As James Barrie, the Scottish-born playwright most famous for imagining Peter Pan, Johnny Depp appears the consummately charismatic child-man.