Wednesday, April 15 2009
Certainly, there is some pleasure (and a little bit of sympathetic pain) to be had in watching The Cougar's contestants make total asses of themselves.
Thursday, March 10 2005
Faye Dunaway established herself as a great muse of cinema, not in the sense that she inspired great movies, but that her inspired performances buoyed her films.
Thursday, April 8 2004
It is an updated fairy tale that, for all its charms, can't quite break out of its old-time constraints.
Monday, April 5 2004
Lisa's got what Rad calls 'more firepower than Waco,' in her garage.
Thursday, October 9 2003
This is a movie about bodies, about what hurts them on screen and in viewing spaces.
Friday, June 21 2002
It's no longer critiquing mainstream expectations, but instead, absorbing and reflecting stereotypes, drained of context.
Thursday, June 20 2002
Like its men-in-drag predecessors, Juwanna Mann doesn't critique gender stereotypes, so much as it uses them to espouse a morality lesson.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Consider the view of Kevin Williamson, presently king of all he surveys. As writer-thinker-upper of the first two Screams, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the WB's hugely popular Dawson's Creek (and even given the failure of this past fall's network-offering, Wasteland), he has spread out before him a vast space of Yes.
If you've seen a movie based on a Terry McMillan novel, or gee, even a recent romantic comedy, you know exactly where 'Two Can Play That Game' is going.
What the film does especially well is explore the perpetual strains and stresses of family relationships, especially with the added duress of scraping by, day to day, in an economy that shows no mercy. That 'Kingdom Come' does all this through comedy makes the exploration both more and less painful.