Thursday, October 16 2008
Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.
Monday, October 13 2008
At first you might think My Own Worst Enemy will explore the dueling natures in every man's heart. But the conflict plays more like sibling rivalry.
Wednesday, July 23 2008
In a few devastating gestures, Heathers makes Sex and Death 101 look like a wannabe -- a script in search of a director and a star to complete the clique.
Monday, April 16 2007
As reporter Warren Wilson remembers, "That would have been less of an impact on me, had I been shot [as he nearly was], than Kennedy being killed, stopped, in a moment in America's history, when we needed him and his advocacy more than ever before."
Thursday, November 16 2006
With Kennedy serving as a symbol for what might have been, Bobby illustrates the problems he identifies.
Thursday, September 29 2005
While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.
Friday, May 13 2005
In Mindhunters, the relationship between realness and not is especially fraught.
Thursday, June 13 2002
Though it might be argued that Nicolas Cage roaring and contorting in slow motion makes for good action cinema, it's hardly the basis for a thoughtful interrogation of how war works, how it shatters (or otherwise forever changes) participants, and reinforces systemic racism.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Even the magnetic Ice T -- who has about three minutes on screen as a super-sneery mercenary and who has notoriously bad taste when it comes to picking scripts -- looks like he's made an unusually bad decision with '3000 Miles to Graceland'.