Tuesday, March 9 2010
Featuring breathtaking imagery to match a surprisingly compelling narrative, the message of Howards End is as applicable now as it was then: the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, and those in power are clearly to blame.
Thursday, January 19 2006
The final Merchant/Ivory collaboration is set in 1936 Shanghai and revisits the filmmakers' usual concerns -- loss, desire, and nostalgia for a moment that never quite existed.
Monday, September 1 2003
The Europeans revisits the usual Merchant Ivory themes, most notably, culture clashes and individual desires to 'connect'.
Wednesday, August 6 2003
Like previous Merchant-Ivory productions, Le Divorce concerns culture clashes, disruptive expatriates, and squabbles over stuff.
Saturday, December 31 1994
Adam (Nick Nolte) is introduced on screen with the title, 'America's First Billionaire' (this is the level of overstatement to which the film resorts repeatedly, not trusting its audience to follow even the simplest plot points).