Monday, June 11 2007
It is possible for a forgiving, patient viewer to find things to chew on in this film.
Thursday, November 11 2004
Samantha Morton's face seems a perfect object for gazing on.
Monday, May 3 2004
The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.
Sunday, January 1 1995
The real subject is the street, or rather, the street as a cultural concept, simultaneously brutal and beautiful.
'From Hell' is the story of a disturbed man on the trail of a madman -- an exploration of the minds of killer and the man sent to stop him.
It is not, as I've heard it called, a 'Scottish Thelma & Louise,' as this soundbite doesn't do justice to the ambitious, if not exactly realized, aspirations of 'Beautiful Creatures'. For one thing, it's less glossy and celebratory than Ridley Scott's anthemic movie, and for another, there's no road trip in it.