Thursday, April 11 2002
The film's assumptions about the Agency, are, in a word, Before September 11, before top secret government agencies (CIA, FBI, etc.) were revealed as not doing what they've been pretending to be doing all this time.
The Sweetest Thing targets moviegoers who seek out the familiar and formulaic.
It's not every day that you see an older adult with mental disabilities as the star in an internationally distributed film.
When the children speak for themselves, 'Promises' is very powerful.
National Lampoon's Van Wilder [is] the latest version of Maxim, the Movie.
What makes the Maysles' work special lies in how they manage, by focusing so intently on their subjects, to elicit a body of information that the audience is compelled to examine for its possible meaning.
Moody, perverse, and full to busting with metaphorical cautions.
Wednesday, April 10 2002
Without this brilliant effort, none of the others would’ve been possible. A modern classic.