Monday, July 25 2005
Of course, there is always something perpetually upsetting about seeing an animated fetus moving through an inky-black universe of German screams and scraping metal.
Jack's experience fragments so radically and time turns so out of joint that you might think he's insane, as do his white-coated doctors.
Selling poison to the denizens of a small Slavic village, she's a one-woman Murder, Incorporated.
Sunday, July 24 2005
She's your private belly dancer and singer who knows what love has got to do with it.
Friday, July 22 2005
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004 (2004): Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Steve Carell, St
While Stewart makes no bones about his own preferences, Republicans, Democrats, and reporters all come in for the same rowdy treatment.
Bad Girls makes the battle-scarred ladies of Lark Hall into minor heroines.
It's billed as 'a documentary about stuff', but it's really about self-identity and interpersonal relationships, and how our personal belongings serve as extensions of our selves.
Thursday, July 21 2005
Despite his muscle-headed tendencies, it's hard not to love Tim Taylor.
Bill and Ted have barely a brain between them and speak in brilliantly realized Surferese: they're that guy you know who still snickers at the double entendres in Van Halen album titles.
Wednesday, July 20 2005
Roxy, bless her, is acutely practical: 'Everybody can't get a monument, otherwise the world'd be one big-ass graveyard.'
This near obsessive concern for Emily's well-being also limits Evie's experience, even her desire for experience.
Tuesday, July 19 2005
It's porn of a particular sort, less arousing than hideous, but improbably, grimly titillating all the same.
Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.
Monday, July 18 2005
Performances like this are the reason people get hooked on caffeine pills. You'll need a box just to stay awake.
Coming after The O.C., and before that, Beverly Hills, 90210, Laguna Beach seems all too familiar.
The John Travolta movie starts off on the wrong foot and proceeds downwards.
Friday, July 15 2005
Unfortunately, Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy is the worst version of this wounded genius that ever existed.
Thursday, July 14 2005
Half concert recording, half character study, this documentary is a striking depiction of the effect artists can have on society when they give their all. And the music's sublime.
Parents will want the moral lessons and be glad that the violence of the books is downplayed here. Kids will want the magic.
Wednesday, July 13 2005
With flame in their eyes and clocks around their necks, Public Enemy were setting stages on fire, as showmen with a larger sense of social purpose.