Friday, June 12 2009
Nothing if not self-aware, this update of Joseph Sargent's 1974 thriller begins by rearranging the class dynamics.
Tuesday, November 21 2006
The movie's leap from contemporary coppish thriller into science fiction is initially jarring.
Tuesday, March 28 2006
Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.
Friday, October 14 2005
Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.
Monday, December 13 2004
One angle on this newness was the boys' deep friendships, masculine and competitive but also tender and intimate.
Wednesday, September 15 2004
Tony Scott enthuses, 'I had such a brilliant smorgasbord of really odd, strange personalities and different looks.'"
Friday, April 23 2004
Man on Fire means to distress. Punctuated by mobile subtitles and assaultive editing, the movie underlines the daily threat of living in places where kidnapping is a sort of business, organized and ongoing.
Tuesday, May 7 2002
The point in 'The Gathering Storm' is that Churchill is 'human', that he has faults.
Thursday, April 11 2002
The film's assumptions about the Agency, are, in a word, Before September 11, before top secret government agencies (CIA, FBI, etc.) were revealed as not doing what they've been pretending to be doing all this time.
Tuesday, November 20 2001
The film's assumptions about the Agency, are, in a word, Before September 11, before top secret government agencies (CIA, FBI, etc.) were revealed as not doing what they've been pretending to be doing all thi