Thursday, August 28 2008
Whether it was through silence, grotesquerie, fury or intelligence (or, at times, lack of intelligence), Cartlidge was not afraid to upturn the dark corners of the women she portrayed.
Friday, June 2 2006
For all that goes wrong with The Break-Up, the most compelling question it raises has to do with the state of the romantic comedy.
Monday, August 4 2003
Filmed with all the trappings of a pastoral love story -- truly breathtaking Texas vistas and a lovely score -- 'The Whole Wide World' is, ultimately, anything but.
Wednesday, May 15 2002
Danny's story is part noiry nightmare, part scam saga, and part junkie-underground travelogue.
Thursday, January 3 2002
Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Because Goren's intellect and intuition never fail, Criminal Intent's narratives never consider the presumption of innocence as a legal (or dramatic) standard.
'Happy Accidents' is either a sci-fi love story, or a love story in which one of the lovers is crazy.