Wednesday, May 28 2008
This oddball film's closest progenitors are Fassbinder’s Brecht-influenced and just plain weird Whity, and Cox’s Americanized Spaghetti western, Straight to Hell.
Sunday, January 13 2008
The most outrageous and most pleasurable element in Comanche Moon, Inish Scull (Val Kilmer) is also its strangest, least plausible, and most convincing incarnation of "history."
Wednesday, January 10 2007
From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.
Tuesday, November 21 2006
The movie's leap from contemporary coppish thriller into science fiction is initially jarring.
Friday, December 2 2005
It's a surprise that Shane Black's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang works as well as it does.
Thursday, September 29 2005
While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.
Wednesday, August 10 2005
Oliver Stone calls his Alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure,' more like Monty Clift and James Dean than Russell Crowe.
Friday, May 13 2005
In Mindhunters, the relationship between realness and not is especially fraught.
Monday, December 13 2004
One angle on this newness was the boys' deep friendships, masculine and competitive but also tender and intimate.
Wednesday, November 24 2004
Though Olympias is unbeatably charismatic (and plain fun amid all the drearily inclined boys), the film takes a typically Stonian approach to the evil woman.