Monday, August 13 2012
These period pieces are often relatable, funny, and addictive, but what makes these costume dramas so successful is the great care that is obviously taken in telling their stories.
Friday, October 17 2008
NBC's Crusoe will not have any black man calling a white man "Master."
Friday, January 19 2007
Grace gathers herself into a vengeful and even self-aware fury, as her boyfriend watches in some awe, wondering more than once what she's doing.
Monday, August 21 2006
"It was Christophe's vision that Rose is very much a normal person in this un-normal world," says Radha Mitchell.
Friday, April 21 2006
Long on atmosphere, Silent Hill is way short on cunning or beguiling. It's also short on sense.
Friday, January 27 2006
The contrast between Kyle's multiple layers of loss and the flurry of life that goes on without her is briefly compelling.
Saturday, October 22 2005
As the film more or less locks you into Josey's perspective, it appears that even the bleak environment denotes her perpetual exhaustion.
Friday, September 23 2005
Jodie Foster's face is the most frequently used and most powerful effect in Flightplan.
Thursday, July 21 2005
Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.
Friday, November 19 2004
Popular propaganda at its best -- high quality creative work allied to a resounding endorsement of a status quo the American electorate seems determined to maintain.