Tuesday, March 24 2009
Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.
Tuesday, May 22 2007
A schlocky, hackneyed, more dim than dark thriller.
Wednesday, February 2 2005
Dickie Pilager embodies U.S. political-corporate mythology, the 'shining city on a hill' reduced to basic elements.
Friday, September 17 2004
It's easy to make assumptions about a political candidate named Dickie Pilager.
Sunday, January 1 1995
'Ghost World' is smart, sensitive, and insightful about the lunacy that constitutes adolescence, and never forgets how real and how complicated kids' feelings are.
With all this avowed dedication to D&D, its values and ethics, its alternative vision of a utopic world, and all the time it took Courtney Solomon to secure funding for the film, you would think he could have come up with a much better movie than the one we see here.
That said, as I understand it, the game has long been invested in a vague racial equality, though in the film this translates mostly to elves and dwarves taking sides with the boy-humans against those tiresome, self-aggrandizing Mages.