Friday, January 16 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Friday, October 3 2008
If its political metaphor is plain, the aesthetic allusions are more intriguing, as Blindness works to show what can't be shown, to find a visual language for what's not visual.
Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.
Thursday, October 2 2008
Tuesday, September 9 2008
From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.
Thursday, June 19 2008
Uneven and a little muddled, Be Kind Rewind might be a prime candidate for the very fan remixing it portrays.
Friday, February 22 2008
A set of relationships -- father and son, past and present, fiction and something like history -- forms the foundation of Be Kind Rewind, another gently antic film by Michel Gondry.