Sunday, January 1 1995
The Hungarian film, 'Daniel Takes a Train', explores at length the tensions and sorrows that befall the lives of political refugees and details how those lives persist, even in the grim face of war.
Hassan Yektapanah's 'Djomeh' is perhaps the strangest and most rewarding romance you'll see all year.
Domestic Disturbance goes through the motions, slowly at first, and then with a speed that would seem remarkable if you cared a whit what was going on.
Deterrence, Rod Lurie's directorial debut, two years in the works, repeats the many overworked cliches of the nuclear paranoia pics of the early '80s, but comes nowhere near the achievement of kiddie classics like War Games, Fail Safe, The Longest Day, or even the melodramatic made-for-TV event, The Day After.
What is it about food movies that makes critics and arthouse audiences drool?.
And so, here comes Mr. Rock, invading the white folks' world with something approximating a vengeance.
There's something satisfying about watching a beleaguered woman get revenge on a lowdown-scumsucker of a husband. True, there's also something satisfying about substantive characters and plots without whopping big holes in them. But you can't have everything.
We're stuck, 'Dr. T & The Women' seems to say. Men and women: this is simply how we are.