Monday, June 15 2009
The Boys in the Band defined a moment in LGBT history. Crayton Robey explores that history in Making the Boys, which debuted at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Monday, March 16 2009
Watching the original with its sequel draws attention to the subtle but inarguably greater care Friedkin brought to the earlier film.
Thursday, July 17 2008
In what might be called the curse of Chekhov, the common setting is a living room, the common characters a family, and the common dynamic a stew of bitter backbiting and recrimination that ultimately gives the lie to Tolstoy, because here each unhappy family seems perfectly alike.
Thursday, February 28 2008
The rather complex ideological issues and unique sense of aesthetics that Frankenheimer infused in his films can be fully appreciated in this collection.
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Wednesday, October 24 2007
Bug does what it sets out to do, which is to burrow under your skin and fester there, goading you to dig it out with something sharp.
Tuesday, May 29 2007
Friday, May 25 2007
What goes on in Aggie's head is the point of departure for Bug, which is not, as early trailers suggested, anything like a conventional horror film.
Thursday, March 31 2005
With the occasional exception of Shaquille O'Neal, the players here act like athletes, which is to say, badly.
Monday, July 12 2004
The Manchurian Candidate throws into horrific relief a chaotic sense of U.S. national identity.