Monday, December 13 2004
'It's harder and harder to make straight-ahead sci-fi and straight-ahead comic book movies,' says Akiva Goldsman.
Sunday, December 12 2004
The real story with Pet Shop Boys and with Somewhere is the music, and on that point the show is flawless.
Monday, December 6 2004
When playing Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland observes, 'Everything that's happening at any given moment is more important than anything else in the world.'
Appearing during the Reagan revolution's pronounced backlash against the homeless/poor/people of color, Homey offered a counter-narrative.
The saga of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an apt reflection of what might be termed a global fear.
As he inhabits a movie based on a Joyce Carol Oates short story, Arnold is all kinds of metaphor.
Infernal Affairs is endlessly stylish.
The real thrill of Horns and Halos is watching an upstart DIY publisher make a noticeable dent by championing what everyone else might see as a lost cause.
Sunday, December 5 2004
The filmmakers start to draw out a larger message: The Drug War was a second American Civil War, led by a racist Southern family named Bush, to re-imprison blacks and other minorities.
Monday, November 29 2004
Structured as a tale that is in the process of being told, Zhou Yu's Train cuts back and forth in time and across locations.
As Eve, a young woman whose life unravels following her diagnosis with multiple personality disorder, Joanne Woodward is spectacular.
Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.
Hero reimagines history in a way that underlines its tragedy.
The kidnapping sets in motion a thriller that doubles as a character study, delving into Wayne and Eileen's strained marriage.
'In Japan,' says Takeshi Kitano, 'cops and yakuzas are the only two occupations that deal with death or violence daily.'"
Sunday, November 28 2004
The DVD serves as confirmation that, yes, Norah is Norah, and effectively drives home everything that has now become part of the 'Norah Package'. Quiet, withdrawn demeanor? Check. Slow, peaceful tunes? Check. Total control over a positively velvet voice? Check.