Wednesday, November 19 2014
Football. According to author Mark Edmundson, it's a pharmakon.
Friday, November 7 2014
Maeve Binchy's good-natured voice challenges Irish prejudice or piety on behalf of those who have been shut out or held down.
Friday, August 22 2014
It's hard to think of a scene in this movie you haven't seen in another.
Friday, May 23 2014
Clio Barnard's vision of the terrenely paradise described by Oscar Wilde has less to do with romanticism and everything to do with escapism.
Thursday, April 25 2013
The film shows that the men who are involved in this business, those sold or sold and those who sell or buy, all have more at stake than they might imagine on that one day.
Tuesday, August 23 2011
NEDS is the very antithesis of the well-made film exemplified by 2011 BAFTA winner The King's Speech, favoring energy and impact over easily digested storytelling.
Thursday, August 18 2011
Dave Bidini takes a bit of an unexpected detour into a little heard or written about worldwide soccer tournament that consists of players who are, believe it or not, homeless.
Sunday, May 22 2011
Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.
Monday, December 13 2010
This is one of the best DVD releases of the year. It's so substantial, and so thorough, that it becomes not so much a DVD collection as a small, single-subject library of film.
Thursday, October 7 2010
In Rose Tremain's new novel about two pairs of siblings battling over past injustices and a stone farmhouse in the south of France, misery loves company to a fault.