Tuesday, September 9 2008
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
Wednesday, March 20 2013
Given our culture’s obsessions at this particular moment in history, our monsters are likely to be monsters of disease and the digital frontier.
Saturday, April 24 2010
An early exchange between Janet Good and Jack Kevorkian neatly lays out their essential difference (the ways they share themselves with the world) and their most important mutual conviction, that those who suffer horribly have a right to choose how and when they die.
Sunday, October 19 2008
Less an expose than a recap of what even casual observers of the industry know or intuit, What Just Happened relies on clichés even as it deplores them.
Thursday, May 17 2007
What could have been a magnificent comment on this patriotic pastime unfortunately turns in to an emotionally manipulative barrage of iconic imagery.
Thursday, October 12 2006
The troubles with Barry Levinson's movie are many, including an erratic pace and too many unfunny diversions, but the primary issue, strangely, is its lack of pointed political humor.
Thursday, November 6 2008
Hollywood hates poking fun at itself. While it's handled its fair share of good natured cinematic ribbing, once we get to the seething scalding takes
Wednesday, November 5 2008
Veteran filmmaker Barry Levinson (who gave us "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Rain Man" as well as the sci-fi botch "Sphere" and the Ben Stiller-Jack Black