Sunday, September 23 2007
It’s not so much the endless heavy-handed clues, outmoded dialogue, or totally untrustworthy traits of the main characters that make the movie so unforgivable; it’s the purposeless ending that eschews all previous traits, dialogue, and clues.
Thursday, April 12 2007
While it begins dully enough for an investigative thriller, Perfect Stranger quickly skids off into abject foolishness.
Wednesday, April 23 2003
They meet at King's club, where he's auditioning strippers: Dustin Hoffman, big pimping.
Saturday, December 31 1994
'You don't change Chinatown. Chinatown changes you.' So warns Detective Nick Chen (Chow Yun Fat), upon meeting his squeaky clean newbie partner, Danny Wallace (Mark Wahlberg) in The Corruptor. And so persists the myth of Chinatown. Alluring, strange, and always inscrutable, in the movies it remains an uncrackable bastion of Otherness.
Wednesday, April 11 2007
"There was a time, before Oscar, when I could not have even got in the room with certain directors."