Monday, August 19 2013
Turning Superman into the übermensch, standing above humanity, espousing a new moral dictum in which 'might makes right', is a contradiction of the film's own logic, and a gross violation of the principles he has traditionally fought to protect.
Thursday, August 4 2011
J.G. Ballard’s helter-skelter novel of terrorism and bourgeois revolt is really an elegy for the fantasy of the comfortable and secured life.
Sunday, May 8 2011
Chris Morris transcends the obstacles of the delicate subject matter of suicide bombers and creates a sharp satire.
Tuesday, February 8 2011
The Weekend is a light and superficial novel that side-steps the core issues of the subject matter, terrorism, leaving readers feeling still hungry after eating a full-course meal.
Tuesday, October 26 2010
With The Oath, director Laura Poitras highlights the contradictions and failures of America's "war on terror".
Sunday, March 7 2010
The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent.
Tuesday, January 5 2010
Determinedly apolitical, refreshingly willing to shoulder responsibility, folksy, even charming, Ridge is the good soldier dangerously close to living by blind faith in his superior officers.
Tuesday, May 8 2007
Thursday, April 5 2007
Hamid gives us the actions, we create the motives.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
While the movie has been termed a "docudrama" for its mix of reenactments, interviews, and archival news footage, it is not nearly so easy or easygoing about "truth" as such a label suggests. The film's complex form corresponds to its story, in the sense that "truth" is precisely what troubles it.