Sunday, March 22 2009
The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.
Friday, January 23 2009
David Ondaatje's movie offers up a series of potentially interesting meta-texts, concerning the significantly named Manning's obsession and aggression, his professional identity and, of course, masculinity.
Friday, May 9 2008
In Redbelt, as ever in David Mamet's universe, the fight is the issue.
Sunday, April 27 2008
In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.
Wednesday, May 16 2007
By offsetting Women in Cages-style throw-downs with Malcolm X-like uplift, it is simultaneously strange and familiar, inspiring and annoying.
Monday, October 2 2006
An excellent noir, or a tragicomedy, about the repressed beliefs in all of us.
Thursday, August 24 2006
Violence liberates Edmond from society's restraints, focuses him on fulfilling his own desires, makes him appealing to the opposite sex.
Monday, April 24 2006
Director Anand Tucker insists his film is not about the glitzy L.A. It is, instead, about an L.A. populated with 'ordinary people just like you and me, getting on with their lives.'"
Saturday, October 22 2005
For all its seeming delicacy, its view of Mirabelle as perfect, precious object is decidedly limited.
Thursday, November 8 2001
[David Mamet's] language, severe and spare, actually sounds quite human comin