Thursday, April 2 2009
Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.
Friday, March 27 2009
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
Wednesday, August 6 2008
This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.
Thursday, January 17 2008
PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.
Wednesday, November 14 2007
The very incoherence of Southland Tales is something like an argument, its many pieces and pronouncements a deconstructive challenge to world order.
Tuesday, August 30 2005
When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.
Thursday, December 4 2003
It is as feeble a film as you're likely to see this year.
Friday, December 6 2002
Each section lingers just a little, as if the characters will have trajectories beyond the minutes you see them.
Thursday, October 3 2002
Elastic yet precise, Malle's film has the vitality and vividness of a Renoir -- it breathes.
Friday, August 24 2001
In his latest film, Woody Allen moves in slow motion. Actually, the whole of The Curse of the Jade Scorpion appears to be creaking and shuffling, like it's been made by zombies.