Wednesday, January 14 2009
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.
Sunday, April 6 2008
A superbly acted, complex serial story, this show is well-suited to the DVD medium as it can followed at your own pace without fear of missing some of the story.
Thursday, February 14 2008
Friday, February 8 2008
For all the showy action and spurty blood, it's the evolving intimacy between Ken and Ray that is most compelling in In Bruges.
Wednesday, October 13 2004
It frequently expanded cop-show boundaries, occasionally gave in to suits in search or ratings, and most often, surprised fans and detractors alike.
Monday, July 26 2004
Unlike most TV fare, especially cop shows, Homicide concerns itself with details and asides that don't always come together into thematic wholes.
Monday, June 14 2004
Black Hawk Down illustrates well the absurdity and chaos of urban warfare: there's no ground to be won, no victory to be claimed.
Thursday, April 15 2004
The accusation that the film is 'anti-American' says less about Von Trier than it does about the American psyche.