Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Monday, May 28 2007
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.
Thursday, January 8 2009
Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.
Monday, May 12 2008
While the horror classics of 1968 may have indeed revitalized the genre, few today are aware of these movies' impact on the canon...if they acknowledge them at all.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
After James Bond's sex and sadism and the cold war films that followed, spy movies tried to negotiate a "third way", a path between savoir faire glamour and tragic realism.
Thursday, May 21 2009
The most intelligent popular work about cloning and human identity in decades.
Saturday, December 31 1994
...reminds us that we may not be the end product of some divine plan, or necessarily very important to the universe.