Thursday, April 3 2003
Just one listen to Elephant, the fourth and latest offering from Jack and Meg White, is proof enough that the Stripes have come to take us to rock nirvana.
A function of increasing anxieties about security, surveillance technology, and loss of privacy, this sniper is symptomatic.
It's sad that the wife is dead, of course. More painful is the death scene per se, as Vin Diesel has to play something approximating tragedy.
Even the most generous viewer is hit by the absence of rationales, however bizarre or slender, for the film's plot turns.
Paul has the sort of confidence that afflicts good-looking boys used to getting what he wants.
Wednesday, April 2 2003
Despite the variety of emotional ailments they address, it is done so with a general monotony of procedure and voice.