Tuesday, November 17 2009
Sunday, March 22 2009
While Meyers’ books tend toward formulaic characterizations, Hardwicke takes the material and successfully transforms it into a subtle, layered atmospheric film.
Wednesday, March 18 2009
Wednesday, January 7 2009
The film is a successful adaptation of the book not only because Pattinson is so talented and dreamy, but also because Hardwicke knows a thing or two about filming adolescents.
Friday, November 21 2008
Fantasy rules in Twilight, fantasy simultaneously delicate and ravishing, chaste and utterly bloody.
Wednesday, November 19 2008
Wednesday, September 10 2008
Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.
Tuesday, June 12 2007
The underlying motivation to save Horizons West was about Sticking It to The Man. Us versus Them. Punk culture versus conformist culture. Poor against rich. All, interestingly enough, attitudes heavy in the subtext of the Z-Boys movies.
Friday, June 3 2005
The most thrilling moments in Lords of Dogtown involve skateboard wheels.
Monday, February 2 2004
As the kids have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal, a hard test of their young mettle.