Monday, April 24 2006
The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.
Monday, January 30 2006
Archive shots of broken, diseased, and starved bodies provide a devastating illustration of the history that drives the film's fictions.
Tuesday, January 17 2006
Surrounded by this sort of oppressive hushing, Stella's largely nonverbal relationship with Edgar resembles a form of attention.
Friday, December 16 2005
No way could the live action Aeon manage the hairstyle of the animated Aeon, much less the scary wasp waist and freaky-deaky sexual exploits.
Friday, August 19 2005
The affair leads to disaster, not least because Stella feels compelled to punish Max for his emotional abandonment.
Friday, August 12 2005
The relationship between heroism and villainy remains reductive, subjective, and devastatingly predictable.
Friday, May 6 2005
As history, it is mightily revisionist -- a blacksmith named turns inadvertent defender of Jerusalem, devoted to the notion that Muslims and Christians can get along.
Monday, August 23 2004
Garage Days chronicles the adventures of a struggling young Sydney band as they try desperately to land that ever-elusive first paying gig.
Monday, March 29 2004
Xena depicts the most fully realized and evolving lesbian relationship on television.
Thursday, January 16 2003
Most often cast as sidekicks, Anthony Anderson has shown repeatedly that he can perform rings around supposed stars.