Monday, February 16 2009
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.
Thursday, December 25 2008
Wednesday, December 24 2008
It's an inelegant but provocative means to measure Benjamin and Daisy's ostensibly transcendent connection: as he grows young and she grows old, they share but a single moment when their bodies and visions and hopes can easily coincide.
Friday, September 12 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Monday, January 28 2008
The notion of character versus creation is what ultimately serves as the basis of this metaphysical thriller.
Thursday, October 25 2007
Men have a hard time with feelings. This appears to be the major revelation in Reservation Road, a melodrama in which men suffer loss, grief, and guilt.
Monday, October 1 2007
As a director, Inarritu is kinetic, adventurous and deeply motivated by spontaneity of feeling. The new edition of Babel is worth getting ahold of for the extra feature documentary alone.
The great, overarching question one asks during a film such as this is: where is the light? At 143 minutes, this much sadness and tragedy becomes somewhat numbing.
Friday, February 23 2007
With a movie that encompasses international relations, broken families, personal epiphanies, romantic longings, painful secrets, and our constant aching need for human connection, Iñárritu might have bitten off more than he could chew.