Thursday, April 7 2005
We are more eager to see how Ellen is going to muck it up than to believe she's looking for a partner.
Coccio's movie looks both chillingly insightful and despairingly naïve.
Whispering Corridors' ghost story comments on the harsh South Korean education system.
Twentieth Century reveals the self-consciousness of theater, its falseness and its glory.
Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.
Téa Leoni sees the script as an example of Brooks' ability to 'pierce human truth and make it ooze for you'.
Even as she might look toward a future, however, Elektra is all about the past.
The film argues that today, corporations are the planet's dominant institution, such that their welfare, as individuals, takes precedence over all else.
This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.
Wednesday, April 6 2005
A snapshot of Washington, DC's music scene on a particular day in 2004. Ted Leo, Ian MacKaye, Bob Mould and others give intimate performances in an empty house soon to be burnt to the ground.
If you can ignore Yes's somewhat ridiculous stage habits, and the confetti, you'll find that this semi-recent live DVD shows that progressive rock, at its best, can atone for its sins.
Smile wide for the camera, Mr. MacGowan, and let the people see your pretty... oh, sweet merciful heavens...
Monday, April 4 2005
On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.
Thursday, March 31 2005
The Question of God presumes the answer to its titular 'question' to be yes.
Love the mullet or he'll kick your ass.
America's Next Top Model is intriguing, appealing, and grotesque, much like the fashion world itself.
The documentary reveals the profound relationship between the play and the cause.
Reds, blues, and purples slide along director Ji-woon Kim's canvas and it's impossible to look away, even when it's scary.
Over five hours, such ostensible fealty to the sprawling rhythms of daily life makes for a rigorous and occasionally maddening viewing experience.