Friday, September 30 2005
Oldboy feels more like an existential drama by Ingmar Bergmann than a brainless action bloodbath.
Thursday, September 29 2005
News Flash! Kool Keith is Kra~zy! What, you knew that already?"
The opening minutes establish the series as sort of quicker, cheaper version of Bond.
While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.
Yes, its soundtrack contains unreleased music by Pink Floyd, but this short '60s art film is worth watching on its own peculiar merits.
Wednesday, September 28 2005
While Hellworld is a pretty good generic horror movie, it is an abysmal Hellraiser film.
The dedication that Paul Kermizian and his crew have to their beer is remarkable.
Tuesday, September 27 2005
While Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie proved to be just a little scary for a two-year-old, the prospect of living with even one of Disney's Princesses for any length of time fills me with dread.
It's Cory McAbee's look, that Rat Pack meets rat feces façade, that wins us over.
Monday, September 26 2005
It's rather like being invited over to watch David Lynch's home movies.
The Brown Bunny remains a stubbornly disengaging film, daring you to dislike it.
Friday, September 23 2005
It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.
Thursday, September 22 2005
Whether taking on film, music, television or book, these cunning Canadians exposed the foibles of mass media while entertaining and enlightening.
Despite a deft mixture of traditional polish and youthful verve, At Last the 1948 Show doesn't quite cross the line from good to great.
Tuesday, September 20 2005
Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.
Monday, September 19 2005
Rumpole plots were primarily an outlet for Mortimer's humor, morality, and social viewpoint.
Sunday, September 18 2005
Two distinct performances from post-punk pioneers Wire; one consistent vision.
Friday, September 16 2005
Small, Bouchard, and Galasky are likable humans, but sweeter cartoons.
Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.
Simple, kind, honest, and unpatronising, Because of Winn-Dixie handles the friendship between Opal and her mutt quite perfectly.