Sunday, January 1 1995
The fact that Hardball's Conor is white means nothing, of course, except that he's one in a long line of white characters who become 'better people' because they meet adorable, courageous, noble, and/or doomed minority characters.
Haxan is a documentary grounded in extensive research about the history of witches in Western culture.
Kelley Morse (Chris Klein) is a familiar movie character, a prep school boy who has too much money and not enough attention from his father.
The Himalayas themselves are the majestic 'stars' of this film.
Beware films packing the one-two punch of Freddie Prinze, Jr. as romantic lead and supermodels as objects of toilet humor.
What ensues probably won't tell you anything you don't already know: ecstasy makes you chatty, affectionate, and thirsty, dance music is infectious, and young people, like adults, but by different means -- fight boredom with emotional rollercoastering and philosophizing into the wee hours.
'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.