Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Sunday, December 14 2008
Nothing Like the Holidays is like a lot of other holiday movies.
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.
Wednesday, June 18 2008
Uneven and a little muddled, Be Kind Rewind might be a prime candidate for the very fan remixing it portrays.
Friday, February 22 2008
A set of relationships -- father and son, past and present, fiction and something like history -- forms the foundation of Be Kind Rewind, another gently antic film by Michel Gondry.
Monday, August 23 2004
What makes Raising Victor Vargas especially rewarding are its details -- in composition, rhythm, and especially, characterization.
Monday, August 25 2003
Victor's story is at once mundane and delicate, familiar and fresh.
Thursday, April 24 2003
At once affectless and affecting, 'Raising Victor Vargas' is remarkably self-possessed for a first-time feature.