Monday, December 13 2004
Star Trek remains enjoyable today in ways that other, similarly important or influential shows do not.
Joss Whedon says, 'We sort of worship at the same altar. Me and my staff are the biggest Buffy nerds alive.'
One angle on this newness was the boys' deep friendships, masculine and competitive but also tender and intimate.
Uncomfortable with his abilities (they have come on him like a virus), Peter repeatedly returns to his central question: Who am I?"
'When you do a love story as part of your film, you need to do a lot of love scenes, so we can see the lovers together,' explains Garry Marshall.
What sets this Naked Jungle apart is a remarkably astute depiction of the collision of the sexes, in its addition of a mail order bride for the protagonist.
'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.