Sunday, January 1 1995
'Happy Accidents' is either a sci-fi love story, or a love story in which one of the lovers is crazy.
When he and the team are unable to reverse the effect and he's stuck in a transparent state indefinitely, Sebastian becomes not just mean, but insane.
Longtime 'Simpsons' writer and executive producer David Mirkin's predilection for wickedly witty cartoonishness is only slightly tempered in his live-action movies.
The Highlander series has these problems and more, being first a film franchise that started well and then went suddenly sickeningly wrong, then a syndicated TV show, and now again a film property.
Hamlet often speaks in a voice-over or directly to the video camera that he is rarely without. Sometimes we see the results of these 'video diaries' as he rewatches them on his monitor -- his own Real World confessional.
A few nights after seeing Hanging Up, unable to sleep and channel-surfing, I came upon an Oprah episode, one of those repeats that air 2 or 3
I confess to feeling a certain dread when I first heard that Ethan ('I have this planet of regret') Hawke was starring in Michael Almereyda's updated-and-abbreviated Hamlet.
['Hatari'] reminds us as well that, as David Thomson observes, Hawks is 'the greatest optimist the cinema has produced.' He delineates a world in which men and women, humans and animals, co-exist and achieve an enviable degree of harmony and serenity.
The nostalgia infusing 'Hearts in Atlantis' often makes the film infuriating, as well as just plain dopey.
There's a moment partway through The Hurricane that may cause you to catch your breath. It's a cramped shot, as are most of those showing Ruben Hurricane Carter (Denzel Washington) in his New Jersey State Prison cell.
Early in Ron Howard’s much anticipated live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, while all of Who-ville is a-bustle with holiday shopping fever,
Gordon Parks' hollering is, of course, far from the usual. Elegant and intelligent, poignant and political, Parks' art encompasses a remarkable range of subjects and forms.
In Holy Smoke, Australian writer-director Jane Campion returns to a familiar theme. Once again, she’s looking at a strong-willed, unconventional woman who is at
A smooth amalgamation of Richard Lester's intricate direction, Alun Owen's hysterical screenplay, and the natural charms of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a film perfectly of its time and perfectly timeless.
Contrary to its titular promise of speed speed speed, this latest Jerry Bruckheimer actioner takes pretty much forever to get to its wholly predictable and
'Ghost World' is smart, sensitive, and insightful about the lunacy that constitutes adolescence, and never forgets how real and how complicated kids' feelings are.
As metaphor, the film's extreme look, its architecture, camera angles, weather -- externalizes the characters' extreme emotional (and occasionally mental) states.
ound dogs baying, wildflowers bending to the wind, angry white men in shirt-sleeves carrying shotguns, a swatch of cloth clinging to a tree branch. The details are all a little too familiar. You know you're looking at yet another recreation of the scary Old American South, specifically, you're looking at the set up for a lynching. This first scene of Frank Darabont's The Green Mile...
Jim Jarmusch’s new feature, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, is much like other Jim Jarmusch films: the pace is slightly slow, the
They don’t make movies like they used to. But then again, why would they? Gladiator claims to be a return to the days of