Friday, June 12 2009
Monday, January 26 2009
The screenplay follows a listless episodic structure, in which one barely connected segment follows another without cumulatively charging the overarching story.
Friday, October 17 2008
May's wailing wall appears repeatedly in Gina Prince-Blythewood's The Secret Life of Bees, each time an invitation to reflect, to remember what was and hope for what might be.
Monday, October 13 2008
What could have been a brave film turned out lukewarm, lost in its own self-importance, stripped of its feminist overtones and watered down for mass consumption.
Wednesday, September 10 2008
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
Sunday, November 12 2006
If religion, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, is the fashionable substitute for belief, then The Da Vinci Code, judging by author Dan Brown’s quasi religious following, has asserted itself as the fashionable substitute for religion
Friday, May 19 2006
In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.
Friday, February 10 2006
Is there any role that Mary Lynn Rajskub can't make strange? I mean, delightfully and eloquently strange?"
Friday, September 17 2004
Theirs is an altogether formulaic affair -- complete with wishing on comets, lolling by fountains, running from paparazzi.
Tuesday, August 3 2004
The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.