Monday, April 26 2004
When the men's opposition is revealed in its tenderest moments, you recall that Weir's work can be supple and strange.
Doggy Poo is the tale of a newborn mound of mutt mush that questions its place in the cosmic pecking order.
The 'domesticated' zombie Bud has learned to appreciate the most important elements of modern culture: classical music, Stephen King novels, and handguns.
Edward's persistent self-inflation frustrates Will, just as its contradictions appeal to Burton.
Monday, April 19 2004
Barney Miller offered a unique blend of comedy and social commentary by making the detectives just as quirky as the colorful criminals coming through the squad room.
The Pornographers works on the margins of social norms and 'abhorrence,' officially accepted commerce and illicit trade.
A League of Their Own is an engagingly old fashioned and family-friendly comedy.
The documentary Journey to Nyae Nyae considers the films' consumption in the West, as they made N!xau a star and raised anthropological interest in the Bushmen.
Sunday, April 18 2004
Monday, April 12 2004
Laced with screwball comedy and high-speed action, the film encompasses more complex themes than the usual sugarcoated 'spirit of Christmas'.
The circus crew is depicted as a cross between Santa's Workshop and the U.S. Army; they are impossibly virtuous, toiling endlessly for the delight of children.
Sunday, April 11 2004
Monday, April 5 2004
It's the kind of show that one catches in reruns, without need of directors' commentaries and loving digital transfers.
Patrick McGoohan's Drake is an intensely moral character, but never sanctimonious, a diehard cynic who nonetheless believes in what he does.