Tuesday, August 23 2011
NEDS is the very antithesis of the well-made film exemplified by 2011 BAFTA winner The King's Speech, favoring energy and impact over easily digested storytelling.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Wednesday, July 23 2008
Boy A, based on Jonathan Trigell’s novel, lays out an intricate map of how social expectations and limits shape individual horizons.
Monday, August 20 2007
The leaps of faith in The Last Legion are many, but once you've made one or two, Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai seems as likely a super-lethal fighter as Mr. Darcy.
Monday, May 28 2007
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.
Monday, March 26 2007
Cuaron talks about Children of Men, his powerful film with explicit references to the political present.
Friday, January 5 2007
Even with so much attention paid to her body and to her child, Kee's story is secondary to Theo's, as his loss of hope must be undone and his past redressed.
Thursday, May 11 2006
Frank's quest shapes a kind of secret fraternity for the men around him. They revel in his determination to do what seems impossible to them.
Wednesday, September 15 2004
'Joe's abandonment is like a political act and a political philosophy, he's a libertine and a libertarian,' says Tilda Swinton.
Thursday, April 15 2004
Joe's trajectory through post-war Glasgow and Edinburgh takes on a sort of dread inevitability.