Sunday, January 1 1995
Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys is very much concerned with the boys its title declares (or, rather, with a certain sort of boyish behavior). More to the point, it actually seems to wonder, as we do and as the characters do, what is to be done with them.
You might be old enough to remember those heady years when local theaters played Friday the 13th triple features and there were occasional midnight screenings
Throughout Waking Life, the pictures rarely, if ever, stop moving, flowing, breathing -- attention has been paid to the animated environments, not just the characters in the foreground.
Penelope Cruz is as radiant a rising star as you're likely to see in this lifetime, sensuous and dewy-new-seeming.
WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. The Denominator of Denial The director of The Whole Nine Yards, Jonathan Lynn, used to specialize in delectable mayhem
Where the Money Is opens with two high school graduates played improbably by Linda Fiorentino and Dermot Mulroney cruising down a nighttime road in their
At the start of What Women Want, we learn the definition of a “man’s man.” This lesson comes first from the ex-wife of Nick
What’s Cooking? opens with a photograph of a white, All-American-looking family gathered around a Thanksgiving turkey. As the camera zooms out, we discover the
There are plenty of anxieties to go around here, most of them concerning what it means to be -- or at least behave like -- a man.
Considers the possible effects of transposing a 'natural' justice system onto human conflict.
CAUTION: This review contains spoilers, although frankly, it doesn’t reveal much more information than the film’s trailer does. “Take Me Away!” The most
During opening week for The Wood, MTV ran a game show based on the movie or more precisely, based on promoting the movie, as it
One of Ingmar Bergman's best films and certainly one of the best ever made on the subject of aging.
Occasionally, a movie comes along that attempts to remember the '60s as a time like all others, with competing ideologies, and both good and bad effects.
Though some viewers might not compare producer-director Keith Gordon to John Huston as adaptors of literature to film, Gordon makes films which are regularly praised for their 'faithful' transfer of literary texts.
Interpolations Waking Life begins with two kids (Trevor Jack Brooks and Lorelei Linklater, daughter of the film’s director Richard Linklater) playing a paper hand-puzzle
I can't help it; whenever I hear that opening theme music to a James Bond film, I get a tingle. I can't help but to hope for the best. This time out, my hopes were raised by a great opening sequence to The World Is Not Enough, which involves a thrilling highspeed boat chase. What's more, TWINE gives us the premise for a most excellent villain.
WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. Executing Reality The poster advertisement for Warner Brothers’ current release, The Whole Nine Yards, reads “Life’s a comedy,
While Whipped's general organization -- three guys competing for one woman, all knowing about one another, all showing up at her apartment at the same time -- is pretty much directly ripped off from Spike Lee's groundbreaking She's Gotta Have It, here the focus is not on the she, but the three he's.
As both a parody and a 'straight' summer camp comedy, 'Wet Hot American Summer' has little to offer even the most die-hard crude comedy fans.