Thursday, November 15 2007
At last, all we have is the horror we began with. Pearl will be beheaded, for nothing, and the world gets a little darker.
Friday, June 22 2007
In images of the street and daily Karachi life, the movie finds drama that is "unfamiliar" but also crucial, suggesting the complexity of the task set before investigators in Danny's case.
Thursday, June 14 2007
Wednesday, January 10 2007
While the movie has been termed a "docudrama" for its mix of reenactments, interviews, and archival news footage, it is not nearly so easy or easygoing about "truth" as such a label suggests. The film's complex form corresponds to its story, in the sense that "truth" is precisely what troubles it.
Friday, June 23 2006
The very illegibility of the movie's representational process, you imagine, approximates the assaults on the prisoners.
Friday, February 3 2006
The film controverts various theories of writing and reading, production and reception.
Friday, January 13 2006
Through sex, specifically the surrender and exposition of self through this oldest human hobby, Michael Winterbottom communicates the beauty and pain of a relationship.
Friday, July 29 2005
9 Songs knows the limits of its material, and doesn't test them.
Monday, January 17 2005
According to screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, 'The 20th century was the Freud century, and the 21st century's going to be the genetics century.'"
Thursday, August 5 2004
William's seeming gift of empathy is a deception: anyone could do his job, if properly infected.