Thursday, January 7 2010
Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.
Friday, June 26 2009
Friday, December 5 2008
At the start of House of Saddam, the Iraqi leader watches George W. Bush announce the coming war on TV, looking into a reflection of his own end, born of hubris and deception and decades of disloyalties.
Sunday, April 8 2007
Unlike the story from which it derives, there is no "oomph". There is no sense of danger. There is no excitement.
Friday, December 1 2006
When word of Catherine Hardwicke's attachment to The Nativity Story first surfaced, the possibilities swirled: what if the film reimagined the about-14-year-old Mary as a recognizable teenager?
Tuesday, September 19 2006
Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.
Friday, June 16 2006
Shuffled around amid a series of very pretty split screens and unmoored voiceovers, Alex and Kate must create a relationship out of very contrived air.
Friday, December 16 2005
All this torture is variously named, always painful, sometimes inhumane treatments of suspects or folks with info they're afraid to give up. Most everyone in 24 works in a hurry.
Tuesday, September 13 2005
Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.
Thursday, December 18 2003
Property is at the center of House of Sand and Fog.