Wednesday, March 22 2006
Coney Island deals with the darkness beneath the parks' bright surfaces with discretion, resisting the urge to play every clown image for maximum Carnival of the Soul eeriness.
Friday, December 23 2005
No one can be wholly ruined in a big fat sardonic musical, a form demanding grandeur, gaucheness, and above all, giddy delights. Unfortunately, this movie musical rather forgets the movie part.
Thursday, January 22 2004
Like Legally Blonde, Win a Date showcases an independent-minded girl whose naïveté and credulity make her admirable.
Thursday, July 18 2002
With all the incessant action, 'SL2' feels like it's trying to be bigger than it is.
Sunday, January 1 1995
In the hands of able actors, Shakespeare's 'taffeta phrases, silken terms, precise, three-piled hyperboles, and spruce affections' are a passport to the land of milk and honey.