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Friday, October 17 2008

The Secret Life of Bees

May's wailing wall appears repeatedly in Gina Prince-Blythewood's The Secret Life of Bees, each time an invitation to reflect, to remember what was and hope for what might be.


Sunday, October 12 2008

The Secret Life of Bees

What could have been a brave film turned out lukewarm, lost in its own self-importance, stripped of its feminist overtones and watered down for mass consumption.


Tuesday, September 9 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.


Monday, April 24 2006

Aeon Flux (2005)

The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.


Friday, December 16 2005

Aeon Flux (2005)

No way could the live action Aeon manage the hairstyle of the animated Aeon, much less the scary wasp waist and freaky-deaky sexual exploits.


Thursday, April 14 2005

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.


Thursday, January 6 2005

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Faith in his own work ethic keeps Paul from acknowledging the turmoil erupting all around him.


Monday, April 5 2004

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

The title refers to many 'things,' most simultaneously dirty and pretty.


Thursday, August 7 2003

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Dirty Pretty Things is a film about beaten down, exhausted, tenaciously hopeful workers.


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