Monday, May 9 2011
What was something of a self-indulgent escapade in the UK version takes on far more resonance and dramatic and cultural relevance in the US version.
Wednesday, December 2 2009
A scene shows Ryder blissfully tying up the manuscript and putting a rose under the string. That's rather like what Armstrong and the screenwriters did to the film: tied it up neatly with a pretty flower.
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Friday, May 9 2008
Inspired by the mostly beloved late '60s Japanese cartoon, Speed Racer is loud, large, and proudly crass.
Sunday, April 27 2008
In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.
Sunday, February 17 2008
Turturro has filled the screen with plenty of song, dance, and sex talk, but this is not your typical love story.
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Thursday, February 7 2008
As much as Bernard and Doris is a love story, it is also a study of the difficulties of class and sex, the ways that both complicate intimacy.
Wednesday, January 16 2008
PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.