Sunday, March 1 2009
Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.
Thursday, June 5 2008
Wednesday, May 28 2008
Based on the Baekelands' true and infamous story, Tom Kalin's Savage Grace, like his wondrous Swoon (1992), considers the dysfunctions produced by wealth and leisure.
Friday, May 12 2006
Lacking a plot, Goal! leans heavily on predictable hardships to stretch out the time until Santiago's inevitable success.
Friday, September 30 2005
In the wholly predictable and often cloying The Greatest Game Ever Played, Shia LeBeouf plays amateur golfer Francis Ouimet.
Wednesday, December 22 2004
'The idea of these young boys being taken away from home at a young age... reminded me a lot of my own culture,' says director Antoine Fuqua.
Thursday, July 8 2004
This generically gritty and solidly PG-13 King Arthur isn't even much of an action picture.
Monday, July 14 2003
'What I learned seeing the movie is that yes, you do lose that ability to go into people's minds, but you gain Meryl Streep's ability to separate an egg, in a way that tells you everything you need to know about who that person is at that point.'"
Thursday, January 16 2003
The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.
Thursday, October 31 2002
It conjures a perverse and giddy grace.