Wednesday, April 2 2008
There are so many perspectives to be considered in this film, that it might be said director Joe Wright had one too many cooks in the English country estate’s proverbial kitchen.
Friday, December 14 2007
Friday, December 7 2007
The lingering deaths of soldiers and the lost causes they embody serve as tragic backdrops to the less compelling plot points embodied by Briony and her characters.
Thursday, December 6 2007
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The play's untidiness -- it's one of Shakespeare's most mischievous -- virtually guarantees a final product distinguished by individual performances rather than dramatic consistency.
Friday, February 23 2007
The movie's thematic insistence on seeing takes shape through slavery, a horrible moral blight even if it's off-screen in the colonies and not in London with our heroes.
Friday, September 29 2006
Illusion is frequently the threat in noir (the dark alley hides a killer, the femme is fatale), but the SF angle in Renaissance tweaks the possibilities.
Friday, March 4 2005
Rory rails against a society that is ultimately supportive of him. Instead, he should be rebelling against the screenplay, his more immediate handicap.
Friday, September 10 2004
Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"
Thursday, February 26 2004
Suddenly, Katey's aware of a perspective other than hers and other Americans'.