Wednesday, January 23 2013
When movies are mediocre, they're maddening. But when they are as bad as the selections here, you can't help but question the artform's overall validity.
Wednesday, October 17 2012
It's impossible to imagine Edgar Allan Poe's reaction to The Raven, a film too far removed from the great author's stories to be at all connected to the man himself.
Friday, April 27 2012
The movie doesn't get at, not even nearly, how Edgar Allan Poe's dilemma is complicated by the vexing pleasures of crass entertainments.
Tuesday, November 24 2009
All the bloody splatting and fast editing mean that it doesn't matter what's real or not real in Ninja Assassin.
Tuesday, August 1 2006
"He's a pretty complex man," says Hugo Weaving of V. "He's been imprisoned and tortured and abused mentally and physically... and then burnt in fire."
Thursday, March 16 2006
The Natalie Portman film is an earnestly angry, vaguely philosophical, but ultimately generic action movie.
Wednesday, November 25 2009
They are known as "gorehounds" - genre film fans who enjoy the life-fluid lasciviousness of movies drenched in blood and guts. For this discerning demographic,