Friday, October 5 2007
Commando is a movie guys can love unreservedly. Its climactic island assault deserves to be canonized as the greatest throw down since Kong climbed a skyscraper.
Tuesday, August 30 2005
When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.
Friday, March 11 2005
Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.
Thursday, September 12 2002
Ben checks his mailbox, the camera zooms in to a computer screen filled with little email-message-envelope emblems, all from 'swimfan85.' Cue spooky music.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Hurricane. One word, one name, one man. One man whom I - and probably most of my generation - had never heard prior to seeing The Hurricane. His name is remembered, however, by members of his generation, most notably, celebrities.
There's a moment partway through The Hurricane that may cause you to catch your breath. It's a cramped shot, as are most of those showing Ruben Hurricane Carter (Denzel Washington) in his New Jersey State Prison cell.
Though shot on a shoestring budget by first-time feature filmmakers, the movie encapsulates all that has come to typify the Coen brothers' style: engaging narrative, inventive direction, and the juxtaposition of grim violence with moments of sublime, sometimes surreal, human behavior.