Monday, August 25 2003
It’s been 25 years since The Clash spat out their first stuttering chords, and London is a very different town to the one they set out to shake up and tear apart. Thank God, then, that their city and their legacy as the best British band since the Beatles has been captured so vividly on The Essential Clash DVD.
Victor's story is at once mundane and delicate, familiar and fresh.
Man-hating lesbian assassins take center stage in this exploitation joint.
'Levity' is by no means a standard Hollywood movie.'"
Most invested in showing how Israelis have struggled to create, protect, and sustain their nation.
Comedian presents stand-up comics as working stiffs.
Bingo's handful of good scenes usually have less to do with the dog than with humans who struggle with their inability to manipulate tools.
'John Ashcroft and his ilk are something to fear.'"
Monday, August 18 2003
Austin Chick's first feature, takes Coles' perspective -- as much as Coles has a perspective.
Combining his worldly wrestling celebrity with a mythological aura, Santo ascended to another plane altogether.
'I wanted to create a world that doesn't quite exist, you know, a world of nighttime clubs and nighttime criminality.'"
Flimsy and frustrating, Big Trouble suggests that Cassavetes finally gave up on reality.
'David and I are not smart enough to come up with a character that's as complex as Zooey is.'"
Sunday, August 17 2003
Monday, August 11 2003
Macnee is as winsome and disarming as ever, so much so that when Steed gets play -- and he does -- it's easy to see why.
Shortly after he and his lover Mark Massi were diagnosed with full-blown AIDS, filmmaker Tom Joslin began a film and video diary of their experiences.
Moved by fury and frustration, Marcus and Pierre take what appears to be the film's most overtly potent decision.
'For me,' declares Friedkin, just hearing the Dylan lyric spoken by Johnny Cash is worth making a film for.
Manifests this ambiguity as hostility towards the murderers' victims.
Tallulah Bankhead was a walking mélange of Southern grande dame bitchiness, unapologetic hedonism, and an in-your-face performance style.