Sunday, November 11 2007
The list of deliberate historical blunders that Hitler: The Rise of Evil shamelessly uses to enhance its moralistic agenda is unacceptably large for a production that claims to be a biographical epic.
Wednesday, October 10 2007
Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.
Monday, December 4 2006
3 Needles' point is well taken, even if its melodrama is underwhelming.
Tuesday, September 27 2005
The pilot episode offered only one moment when anyone appeared relaxed, and those characters, a loving elderly couple Ben spotted in a restaurant, are extras.
Friday, July 29 2005
This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.
Monday, November 1 2004
The West Wing has locked itself into philosophical stasis, determined to air its liberal credentials via Bartlett and his staff yet equally determined never to challenge the status quo.
Friday, October 15 2004
Stephen Fry can't throw us any curveballs because he's got to stick close to Waugh, so he subjects us to formulaic depravity for three-quarters of the film, with minor variations.
Monday, July 12 2004
In Heartburn, we're not privy to any clues that Mark might be the unfaithful party, even though we know it's a plot device coming down the track like a Metroliner.
Thursday, September 25 2003
The idea of Woody Allen teaching high school English is a funny idea, and Anything Else leaves it at that: a funny idea.