Thursday, June 13 2002
Though it might be argued that Nicolas Cage roaring and contorting in slow motion makes for good action cinema, it's hardly the basis for a thoughtful interrogation of how war works, how it shatters (or otherwise forever changes) participants, and reinforces systemic racism.
The Marquis de Sade, dedicated family man.
The main problem here is the script, or the lack thereof.
Truly, a genius on his way to being discovered lies within this sweet film.
An action movie dressed up like an art film, 'Black Hawk Down' is not about betrayal or anger, but heroism and patriotic fervor.
The CIA here is an intensely low-down, sinister, and duplicitous organization.
Wednesday, June 12 2002
Mainly the quartet makes the kind of music that you might expect fairies to make.