Friday, December 26 2008
Wednesday, August 6 2008
Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.
Friday, March 28 2008
In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.
Friday, February 16 2007
Eric has his Hanssenesque moments, proud of being able to "read" his man, but the film makes their differences more pronounced than their similarities. While Eric adheres to a moral code familiar in spy movies, Hanssen remains slippery.
Friday, October 20 2006
War, the film argues, depends on lies, on myths and beliefs that could never be sustained were the experience represented or remembered explicitly.
Tuesday, May 10 2005
You know something's wrong with your film when the most interesting thing in it is a 20-second scene featuring Robert Sean Leonard.
Friday, May 6 2005
The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.
Thursday, September 19 2002
Burr Steers' first feature is populated by exceptionally quirky characters, most related by blood.
Thursday, June 27 2002
It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.