Wednesday, February 4 2009
The movie doesn't stay fixed on its well-drawn sociological cul-de-sac; the score becomes ominous.
Monday, September 22 2008
Friday, September 19 2008
Lisa (Kerry Washington) is Lakeview Terrace's most dislocated figure, caught between an overbearing father and a frenzied husband.
Thursday, September 18 2008
Friday, September 1 2006
"Every time I turn my head," sputters Edward, "there's something that doesn't make any sense." Exactly.
Thursday, May 8 2003
This version of Neil LaBute's ongoing project is crisp and aggressive, occasionally alienating or annoying, that is, effectively unlike other movies.
Thursday, August 15 2002
While the plot of Possession concerns yearning and fervor, its tone is provocatively detached.
Sunday, January 1 1995
It's revealing that Wesley (Chris Rock) remains locked in an ignoble self-image born of gangster and 'hood movies: eager to emulate and please his mentor, he explains his flamboyant violence by saying, 'I'm just trying to make a statement.'"
Perhaps LaBute's willingness to let the audience close enough to his characters, both psychologically and physically, to appreciate such minor-key modulations, is the movie's biggest surprise.