Friday, March 27 2009
In the poorly paced and ineptly edited Haunting in Connecticut, Matt is surrounded by dark shadows, ooky male choruses, and reflections of tortured corpses in dirty glass.
Wednesday, March 7 2007
Roman Polanski’s shadow looms large, here. His signature themes of alienation, paranoia, and identity are built into the plot and the tone is his specialty: part thriller, part jet black comedy.
Monday, February 12 2007
If it sounds insensitive to complain that an incest-ridden thriller isn't proper fun, you probably haven't tried to sit through this movie.
Thursday, August 31 2006
A woefully timid, allegedly paranoid, political thriller short on thrills, shorter on paranoia, and shortest on politics.
The Sentinel thus sets up a conflict between two exceptionally earnest masculine icons -- Kiefer Sutherland and Michael DOuglas -- all furrowed brows and low-talking intensity.
Wednesday, August 30 2006
The Quiet makes the conventional observation that this "world" is instituted by adults, and also mirrored and prepared for in high school.
Friday, April 21 2006
I suppose if you're going to cast the deliriously overexposed Eva Longoria -- and give her a weapon, to boot -- you might as well make fun of the fact that you've done so.
Tuesday, October 5 2004
'I think we've all had those moments in our lives where we question,' says Brian Dannelly.
Wednesday, September 8 2004
Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.