Thursday, March 26 2009
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
Sunday, June 15 2008
Thursday, February 7 2008
There's a not bad movie inside of Welcome Home, briefly visible in the quiet center provided by Margaret Avery, especially.
Monday, July 23 2007
Where the science ends and the fantasy begins is made too clear in The Last Mimzy.
Friday, March 23 2007
Unlike her obvious precursor, E.T., Mimzy isn't wrinkly or strange or even very mobile, nothing that might frighten the All-American youngsters who discover her.
Friday, September 29 2006
Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.
Friday, August 4 2006
As much as Ricky Bobby's racing career is about going fast, it's even more cogently about products, lots of 'em.
Tuesday, August 16 2005
Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.
Thursday, July 21 2005
Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.
Friday, April 1 2005
Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.