Friday, June 22 2007
That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.
Friday, May 25 2007
Thursday, May 24 2007
In the just-in-time for Memorial Day weekend Pirates sequel, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) pursues pleasure with the sort of determination usually associated with moviegoers.
Tuesday, May 1 2007
Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.
Friday, July 7 2006
Demented and punctuated by Depp's scowls and "oofs," Jack Sparrow's stunty bits are mostly amusing and sometimes even surprising.
Tuesday, February 7 2006
The DVD of Elizabethtown is called the Widescreen Special Collector's Edition, though there's not one thing special about it.
Friday, October 14 2005
Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown does not know how to end.
Friday, May 6 2005
As history, it is mightily revisionist -- a blacksmith named turns inadvertent defender of Jerusalem, devoted to the notion that Muslims and Christians can get along.
Monday, June 7 2004
Ned might have been a criminal in the eyes of the law, but to working class Australians he was a hero wrongly accused.
Thursday, May 13 2004
According to Troy, war is all about reputation.