Sunday, September 23 2007
Why is this 1978 remake so scary? It turns the urge to find oneself into a seemingly horrifying proposition: is individuality really all that special, and how far would you go to protect it?
Saturday, August 18 2007
With 2007’s oft-delayed The Invasion, there is simply no more symbolic juice left.
Friday, August 17 2007
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (who made the impressive Downfall), the film goes from sharp paranoid thriller to noisy action flick.
Wednesday, June 20 2007
As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.
Thursday, May 3 2007
In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.
Thursday, August 11 2005
These momentary failures of grammar betray a befuddlement at birth and death, that story of origin and destination without which humanness has little meaning.
Wednesday, October 27 2004
In Season Two, dialogue is no longer inventive and intense, but oddly comic, suggesting that everyone involved in the shoddy space stories, even the badly costumed creatures, are in on the gag.
Thursday, May 13 2004
You're left wondering just what Evie sees in Drum, except that abstract backwardsness that she's inscribed in herself.
Wednesday, May 15 2002
The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Scully took no grief from Mulder; she questioned him, disagreed with him, and stood up to him. With Doggett, however, there is a more traditional he/she split.