Monday, April 30 2012
Why are bad guys like Gordon Gekko, Tony Montana and Patrick Bateman so beloved? Because we can’t act without guilt, and what’s worse, we can’t even admit that we want to.
Sunday, September 26 2010
In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.
Thursday, May 14 2009
Thursday, May 7 2009
Sunday, November 11 2007
Michael Douglas is dreamy, but The Streets of San Francisco is stuck in a time warp.
Thursday, September 20 2007
Tuesday, September 26 2006
Everything in Jewel of the Nile is predictable, right down to the romantic final scenes at sunset.
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.
Thursday, July 13 2006
This impossible place -- most desired object and least elucidated subject -- makes Molly typical of the women in white guy romcoms.