Monday, May 12 2003
Dawson Leery is not what you'd call a headlong rusher.
In Haight-Ashbury, Jenny's only clue to her lost brother's whereabouts is a postcard that reads, 'God is alive and well in a sugar cube.'"
The trouble that accompanies them is not of their own making -- it's a function of being young, black, 'in the wrong place' by definition.
Oddly, the film's attack on bourgeois morality is itself a form of bourgeois morality.
It is, quite simply, the Hollywood Western in full flower, with all the nostalgia and sins of commission and omission that that implies.
Monday, May 5 2003
Married With Children is smart as hell, its writers are sharper than a set of Ginsu knives, and its actors have impeccable timing.
Throughout his smart and entertaining commentary for Fox's DVD release, Charles Stone III underscores not only his intentions, but also his full-on affection for his subjects.
Monday, April 28 2003
So self-indulgent, so over the top, so gay. We loved it.
'They see a schlub like me get lucky,' Ron Jeremy explains. 'There's hope for everyone else.'"
Sets a new bar for lack of logic.
This is Broomfield's great insight, worth repeating in all his films: truth is messy and unstable, truth is self-serving.
Tuesday, April 22 2003
Monday, April 14 2003
Living in Oblivion's fine cast works together like a dream.
The majority of Gang Tapes is framed through Kris' camera; it is his eye -- and ours -- on his world.
And with that, the film's innocence-versus-evil course is set.
Both films showcase Fatty Arbuckle's talents for physical comedy.
Monday, April 7 2003
Points out that the Qur'an refers to Christians as 'fellow people of the book.'
It's not a standard issue dealer movie, featuring strong performances, a shrewd narrative structure, and subtle, smart resistance to stereotypes.
Wednesday, April 2 2003
The film is full of perfectly executed scenes.
Jennifer Lopez has made a lucrative habit of reprising her story in most of her fictional incarnations.