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Monday, May 17 2004

Paycheck (2003)

'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"

Japanese Story (2003)

Such immersion in Sandy's evolving perceptions shifts the film away from what would seem its generic romance outline.

In America (2003)

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

ABC: 20th Century Masters: The Best of ABC: The DVD Collection [DVD]


Louis Jordan: Films and Soundies [DVD]


Sunday, May 9 2004

KISS: 20th Century Masters: The Best of KISS: The DVD Collection [DVD]


Albert King: Live in Sweden [DVD]


Cypress Hill: Still Smokin’ - The Ultimate Video Collection [DVD]


Bad Religion: Along the Way [DVD]


Monday, May 3 2004

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s (1997)

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.

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

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.

Casa de los Babys (2003)

The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.

Sunday, May 2 2004

Ray Paul: Performance Reel, Volumes 1 & 2 [DVD]


The Cramps: Live at the Napa State Mental Hospital [DVD]


Nat King Cole: Soundies and Telescriptions [DVD]


Monday, April 26 2004

Timeline (2003)

For a group of scientists, they are almost shockingly inattentive to details and to historical facts.

Osama (2003)

Siddiq Barmak says, 'People of the world, of Afghanistan and other people of the world, they need to drink pure water.'"

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