Sunday, January 1 1995
Like Arteta's intelligent and lively first feature, Star Maps, Chuck and Buck takes emotional risks and poses questions - about children and adults, responsibility and sexuality -- that other films will not.
These lost souls meet when he visits the conspicuously named Pandora's Box, the club where she's employed, and he's so taken by her (lap dance) that he asks her to come to Vegas with him for three days: no strings and lots of money.
It is always refreshing to see a woman-directed film featuring a female protagonist, considering that the majority of cinema productions are male-driven. But because this
For Weber, Sir Wilfred Thesiger's craggy face holds as much wonder and wisdom as Peter Johnson's taut torso.
In Cecil B. DeMented, John Waters takes the culture wars to the streets of Baltimore. Of course, Waters has long been at the center of
Jo's 'knack for faith' isn't always predicated on good business sense, but hey, she wears great club-ideal outfits (sheer blouses, pretty accessories, and tight jeans), and her clients love her.
Within the first moments of her debut feature, 'La Ciénaga', writer/director Lucrecia Martel demonstrates a piercing sensibility and a sharp eye.
From the start of John Stockwell's 'crazy/beautiful', Nicole is set up to be both typical and freaky, the kind of adolescent girl you've seen in a million other high school and/or 'crazy white girl' movies.
Dwayne (Chi Muoi Lo) and his sister Mai (Lauren Tom) have been living in Los Angeles for some 22 years, ever since they fled Vietnam in 1975,
Director Mike Hodges is most famous for his classic British gangster film Get Carter (featuring what may be Michael Caine’s finest work and may
Here the primary players are caught between forging their futures (individual and communal) and regretting their pasts, conjuring up a civilization in an unforgivably brutal environment.
To call Francois Ozon’s Criminal Lovers (Les Amants Criminels) disturbing would be an understatement. As would calling it challenging, visceral, horrific, even, at times,
Some 35 minutes into his Grand Jury testimony of August 1998 (yes, it has been two years), Bill Clinton complains bitterly about the media tactics of Paula
The girls are less reduced to t&a than they are passionately independent, passably intelligent, and definitely not taking any shit from their over-stimulated male bar patrons, whom one 'coyote' describes as having 'little toddlers in their pants.'"
The World Cup and Tibetan Monks are not the two topics most likely to pack Americans into cinemas. A combination of the two may actually
U.S. film audiences know Scotland as the damp, cold, and hilly home of blue-faced barbarians (Braveheart) and heroin-addled twentysomethings (Trainspotting). The Big Tease would
As one of four producers for the film, Travolta helped to secure the $100 million independent financing, most of which seems to have gone into the Psychlos' elaborate dreadlocked wigs and the enormous platform boots that make the big meanies look eight feet tall and terribly slow on their feet.
Using a Mexican immigrant to talk about class in America, director Ken Loach explores the ways that race and ethnicity are intricately bound to questions of empowerment and wealth.
In comparison to this club's bunch of self-involved twentysomethings [in 'The Broken Hearts Club'], Dawson and his pals on the 'Creek' are living on the edge.