Friday, March 13 2009
Neither a glimmer of satire nor gram of wit animates Dennis Illiadis’ 109 minutes beside the lake.
Tuesday, March 10 2009
Sunday, March 18 2007
This is not a revised look at new-young-adult ideals: it's an age-old crock.
Friday, September 15 2006
At last, a movie about men who can't commit and women who must.
Sunday, August 6 2006
Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.
Thursday, December 4 2003
It's a grand vehicle, with horses, martial arts, and vast armies, not to mention Tom Cruise's shiny shoulder-length hair flowing just right.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Instead, 'Someone Like You' follows formula, which means that Jane will realize her folly and realize that Eddie is really the guy for her (this is telegraphed when the pretty couple shares their feelings and eats Chinese food while seated on the kitchen counter and dressed in their fashionable underwear).
'Someone Like You''s press kit describes Eddie and Jane as a 'Hepburn and Tracy of the modern era', but its undercurrent of painful loss and compulsive grief avoidance is precisely missing from movies like 'Desk Set' and 'Adam's Rib'.
Bounce is straight in the sense that it stars Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow, and does not include Opposite of Sex-style bitchiness, much less wily jokes about masturbation, Hollywood morality, and the Planet Maturia.