Monday, May 24 2004
Combining conventions and clichés from Westerns and horror films, Bubba Ho-tep is as much about how stories get told as it is a story in itself.
Sunday, May 23 2004
Monday, May 17 2004
Historian Stephen Ambrose relishes stories of GIs who, in the chaos of war and absence of a clear chain of command, trusted their own wits to accomplish their aims.
There's no denying the power in Francis Bacon's work, metaphysical snapshots of a trip into a terrifying nightmare.
Though Chris Stokes describes the concept as 'Let's put West Side Story with Breakin',' the result is less inspired than such a brainstorm might sound"
'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"
Such immersion in Sandy's evolving perceptions shifts the film away from what would seem its generic romance outline.
The semi-autobiographical tale of director Jim Sheridan considers the many complicated ways that 'America' works as idea and experience, the ways it engulfs, consumes, and produces its subjects.
Sunday, May 16 2004
Sunday, May 9 2004
Monday, May 3 2004
The real stars of Off the Menu are not the stars. They are the 'United Nations' of Chasen's staff, most of whom worked there for over 30 years.
The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.