Monday, May 23 2011
Jonathan Demme’s unclassifiable oddball masterpiece finally gets the recognition it deserves from Criterion.
Tuesday, April 26 2011
Even Ray Liotta's convincing presence can't overcome tired clichés and a generic script.
Monday, April 13 2009
Rape? Or the Reality of Relationships circa 2009? Jody Hill's Observe and Report is being vilified over that very question.
Friday, April 10 2009
Observe and Report proposes that a man who feels worthless is capable of a violent rage. If this sounds edgy, it's not.
Thursday, April 9 2009
Friday, March 6 2009
In its stories of immigration, Crossing Over raises questions: how far are we willing to bend the rules to get what we desire? What will we risk to uphold our own values?
Friday, September 19 2008
Even as various people try to "do their jobs" in Battle in Seattle, they are repeatedly boxed in by lack of information and lack of power.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Tuesday, September 9 2008
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
Monday, September 8 2008
From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.