Thursday, January 19 2012
Recent US crime shows claim not only that the law does not provide justice to ordinary Americans, but also that it cannot do so.
Tuesday, June 17 2003
Gregory Peck was enthralled with the process of becoming someone else, and worked at perfecting it until the very end of his motion picture career.
Sunday, April 21 2013
This series cleverly captures how World War II, with its massive mobilization of British men from all walks of life into the armed forces, transformed many thousands of women’s lives.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
While How We Invented the World offers enough believe-it-or-not facts to light up a dull dinner conversation, it never explains the links among the Titanic, Luigi Galvani, and Hedi Lamar.
Wednesday, October 10 2012
In Nashville, country star Rayna faces her vulnerability and finds resolve.
Friday, October 5 2012
Dull and lackluster storytelling is forgivable: marginalizing and humiliating in a children’s movie those who look or sound different, is not.
Thursday, September 27 2012
Last Resort’s rudimentary entertainment derives almost wholly from Martin Campbell’s direction. He uses shot size and framing to amp up the meaning of dialogue, and as often pulls back from a moment of tension as he zooms in.