Thursday, September 24 2009
The terrifying, 'it could happen today' message of this story is best told in the Atwood's book, rather than the film version.
Thursday, March 19 2009
Thursday, May 1 2008
Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.
Friday, January 20 2006
The final Merchant/Ivory collaboration is set in 1936 Shanghai and revisits the filmmakers' usual concerns -- loss, desire, and nostalgia for a moment that never quite existed.
Tuesday, January 17 2006
Surrounded by this sort of oppressive hushing, Stella's largely nonverbal relationship with Edgar resembles a form of attention.
Friday, August 19 2005
The affair leads to disaster, not least because Stella feels compelled to punish Max for his emotional abandonment.
Wednesday, September 15 2004
A carnival of clichés, the film offers a bleak Pacific Northwest location, where it pours atmospheric buckets of foreboding.
Monday, May 3 2004
The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.
Wednesday, April 2 2003
Jennifer Lopez has made a lucrative habit of reprising her story in most of her fictional incarnations.