Friday, October 14 2011
Matthijs van Heinjningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing summons the chilly vibe and the cinema-sexual psychoanalytic undertone of the best of '80s genre cinema. It's only the generic modern "female empowerment" story that seems dated.
Wednesday, June 10 2009
Fear Me Not offers an incessant, elegant visual rendering of Mikael's midlife dilemma.
Friday, February 13 2009
Tom Tykwer's thriller shrewdly introduces Lou (Clive Owen) as he observes rather than acts.
Monday, October 22 2007
In Allegro, Boe's semi-direct rip-off of Gondry's vastly superior (and let's face it, much more intelligent) film, there is simply no one worth feeling anything about.
Friday, July 29 2005
In Ulrich Thomsen's brilliantly minimalist performance we see the dissolution of a weak man, a man unable to muster the self-possession necessary to control his own destiny.
Friday, September 6 2002
Where last year's 'Amélie' was criticized for presenting an idealized France... 'Mostly Martha'> has to be one of the least German movies ever to come out of Germany.