Sunday, January 1 1995
The most important questions are framed as the contradictions facing the characters, not the rights and wrongs of any cause, thanks in part to the filmmaking team's attention to irony and nuance.
Tre Fratelli serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of cherishing every moment we have on this earth.
The protagonist of every classic thriller is, in some way or another, a Holy Fool. From the Scarlet Pimpernel’s foppish banter to Pete Decker’
Sixteen years ago, a young filmmaker named Marti DiBergi set out to capture, in his words, 'the sights, the sounds, and the smells' of a workhorse British rock band named Spinal Tap.
Near the end of the film The Matrix, Neo (Keanu Reeves) begins to understand his own power. When he realizes that everything he is seeing is a computer program, the payoff shot for this knowledge shows the screen filled with the 1s and 0s which make up the objects and people previously seen. The shot is stunning, and lays bare not only the program within the film's narrative universe, but also the computer work necessary to create the effects in The Matrix.
The Scream series has always been about movies. But unlike most movies, the Scream movies have always been smarter than commentaries about it, and in particular, smarter than the commentaries about its commentaries on movies.
It's as though Silverman asked a group of 13-year-olds to describe a 'hippie' and then created the aging flower children based on their answers.
The aging Clint Eastwood may act like a cantankerous old coot, but everyone knows that he’s still the great American Hero, fiercely loyal, exceedingly
Two Arnolds are too much by anyone’s count. I confess that just the thought of seeing Himself act with Hisotherself is enough to make
...it's boy-movie-making 101, a very traditional plot point indeed.
A pretty high school student, knowing the killer is close to breaking through her bedroom door, calls 911 on her PC. Her eyes wide and her
The theme of assimilation as survival strategy has certainly been covered in movies before, from young Jew Salomon Perel joining the Nazi youth in Europa
Ambitious, strange, and grand. Nice to have you back, Captain (or rather, Admiral) Kirk.
No matter how many times one watches ['The Stunt Man', it maintains] a kind of kamikaze bravado.
Of the many disturbing scenes in Series 7: The Contenders, perhaps the most disturbing concerns a perky blond 18-year-old named Lindsay (Merritt Wever). She’s been
What is most distressing about 'Swordfish' is John Travolta. More and more, Travolta is becoming a caricature of himself as action anti/hero.
“Congratulations, Benjamin,” sighs Supernova‘s shipboard computer. “Your strategy was both subtle and forceful. You can play with me whenever you want.” This sure is
First, a confession: I didn’t go see Stuart Little because I was asked to write a review of it. I’m not a parent,
From the start, Save the Last Dance looks like just another teen romance film. It has all the familiar ingredients—the pretty couple, a high
Given the ongoing fascination with the mythology of the American Cowboy, it is no surprise that Jackie Chan has made a Western, only that he