Monday, December 29 2014
Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.
Sunday, December 28 2014
The world of cinema in 2014 is blessed with a host of performances by female actors at the top of their game. From zany sci-fi to lamentations on aging, the performances on these list will follow the viewer long after she leaves the theater.
Sunday, January 8 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Wednesday, June 20 2007
As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.
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.
Sunday, March 23 2014
The release of The Zero Theorem provides yet another opportunity to appreciate Terry Gilliam's untrammelled genius. Yet some would prefer his towering talents were cut down to size.
Monday, August 27 2012
As Brazil's Sam Lowry learns, the truth shall make you free -- but you may not like it.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
Terry Gilliam's quest for life's biggest answers finds a new formulation in The Zero Theorem: perhaps, the film suggests, there is no meaning to it all.
Tuesday, January 15 2013
Brazil is wonderfully, unavoidably Gilliamesque not just because of its superficial tropes, but because of its mad, personal too-muchness. A simpler Brazil would be easier to watch, but it wouldn't be Terry Gilliam.
Wednesday, May 25 2011
Hunter S. Thompson asked us to invest fully in his sometimes extreme ideas. I tried to follow his lead while reviewing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Monday, August 30 2010
Terry Gilliam’s eccentric fantasy film Time Bandits is a shining example of the director’s ability to materialize storybook adventures.
Tuesday, December 22 2009
As The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus deals with the loss of Heath Ledger, it is at once inelegant, oddly touching, deeply tragic and respectful.
Sunday, February 7 2010
When it comes right down to it, 1971 was mired in chaos. The Beatles had disbanded, the Kennedys were either dead or hip deep in career
Friday, January 8 2010
Pity poor Terry Gilliam. It seems like every time he steps behind the lens (or even thinks about doing so), his motion picture plans are
Friday, January 8 2010
You'd think Hollywood would love a resourceful director who can salvage a movie after the star dies in mid-production. Especially if he recruits A-listers Johnny
Wednesday, January 6 2010
TORONTO — Terry Gilliam is not someone you'd expect to see lounging poolside at a luxury hotel. For almost three decades as a director, and before