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.
Monday, April 24 2006
The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.
Friday, December 16 2005
No way could the live action Aeon manage the hairstyle of the animated Aeon, much less the scary wasp waist and freaky-deaky sexual exploits.
Thursday, April 14 2005
Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.
Thursday, January 6 2005
Faith in his own work ethic keeps Paul from acknowledging the turmoil erupting all around him.
Monday, April 5 2004
The title refers to many 'things,' most simultaneously dirty and pretty.
Thursday, August 7 2003
Dirty Pretty Things is a film about beaten down, exhausted, tenaciously hopeful workers.