Friday, February 25 2011
Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.
Friday, June 5 2009
In Downloading Nancy, no one listens much to what Nancy has to say.
Thursday, October 9 2008
In Eleventh Hour, the FBI agents like to explain what they're doing and who they are -- repeatedly.
Sunday, June 22 2008
Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.
Monday, May 28 2007
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.
Sunday, March 18 2007
Even though the nostalgic aspects are mildly graceful, the contemporary characters' every move is still riddled with cliché and schmaltz.
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.
Sunday, January 28 2007
This charming film occupies a place somewhere between Merchant Ivory and M. Night Shyamalan.
Friday, December 8 2006
The Holiday pretends its happy endings are premised on the women realizing their capacities as leading ladies. Really, what they're doing is finding the "right" men.
Thursday, August 17 2006
If The Illusionist's allegory isn't subtle, it is timely: those who seem authorities are illusionists, administering by entertainments.