Monday, June 20 2011
The spoonful of sugar that The Wire employs in relating its harsh theme is all wrapped up in that medicine's themes of fatalism. The humor employed in Oliver Twist highlights the opposite: the needlessness of the system that allows orphans to starve to death.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
Director Coky Giedroyc uses stark colors, complex textures, and an unusual soundtrack to bring to life the classic characters and complement some fabulous acting talent.
Friday, September 30 2005
Oliver is an emblem of Polanski's own thematic obsessions: human cruelty, alienation and dislocation, and above all, identity fragmentation.