Monday, January 12 2009
Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.
Sunday, August 17 2008
All the satirical/B-movie homage aspects of this movie emerge only in retrospect: not during the actual viewing itself.
Friday, July 25 2008
Monday, March 17 2008
If there's a single image worth contemplating in Doomsday, it's Eden's strapping lats and shoulders.
Friday, November 16 2007
Beowulf is the model man, outrageous and arrogant, and so admired far and wide.
Monday, August 13 2007
In Skinwalkers, there are two kinds of skinwalkers. Some see their bloodlust as a curse, and others, more colorfully, "embrace the power of the beast."
Friday, March 23 2007
While Swagger describes himself modestly, he's also one of those highly trained government instruments whose post-trauma mission in life is vengeance.
Friday, February 23 2007
The movie is at least nominally aware of the silliness of its device, that the finding of 23s in every frame is a game, that the meanings are more about readers' needs than some grand plan of the universe.
Monday, November 1 2004
The first episode of David E. Kelley's Boston Legal bubbled like vintage pink champagne.
Thursday, February 20 2003
Only Clint Eastwood could have cooked up a more dramatic climax to an innocent-man-on-death-row plot, which he did, in True Crime.