Monday, July 6 2009
Thursday, July 27 2006
Gong Li's face and form are made for this: she absorbs the movie's energies and just like that, it hardly matters what Crockett or Tubbs thinks he's doing.
Thursday, August 5 2004
Michael Mann's new film shows what anyone who's paid attention to Jamie Foxx has known for some time: he is excellent.
Monday, June 7 2004
The bravest thing Ali does is to gesture toward, wonder at, and celebrate Muhammad Ali, and then let go of him.
Tuesday, October 15 2002
You have to hand it to 'Robbery Homicide Division'. It knows just where it comes from.
Monday, December 24 2001
Ali embodies a kind of car-wreck charisma -- arrogant and self-conscious, beautiful and fierce, even on twenty-year-old tape, he can take your breath away. This ability to mesmerize makes Ali who he is, or more accurately, who everyone wants him to be. He's a cipher and a screen onto which viewers might project themselves.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Michael Mann's film The Insider is about blowing the lid of conspiracy off the tobacco industry. Although the film is ostensibly about one corporate produced addictive narcotic, that is nicotine, it is really about two, the other one being capital.