Wednesday, July 16 2014
Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock, now in a sterling Criterion edition, remains lovely to look at and difficult to fully comprehend.
Wednesday, September 14 2005
Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.
Tuesday, August 23 2005
You want the happy ending and Truman's self-assertion, even if that desire is shaped by those ideologies and ideals marketed by both Truman Shows.
Monday, April 26 2004
When the men's opposition is revealed in its tenderest moments, you recall that Weir's work can be supple and strange.
Thursday, November 13 2003
When Master and Commander allows for deviance from such straight-ahead expectations, it is more interesting than when it heaves ho for the thrill-kill.
Monday, November 3 2003
'As a result of their immoral acts, the young people were corrupted, totally. They'd grown up with this kind of violence and were uncontrollable.'"