Thursday, January 9 2003
Lotte Reiniger used film to... investigate the connections between past and present traditions.
Thursday, December 19 2002
And so the clichés begin.
Tuesday, December 10 2002
Tahmineh Milani charts the tragedy of stunted aspiration and the social subjugation faced by female participants.
If there's anyone you'd want to have talking you through his movie, it would be John Sayles.
The fascination of British filmmakers with the visually dynamic even occurs in films that seem concerned with quotidian subject matter.
Monday, December 9 2002
Thursday, December 5 2002
In the fall of 1975, the thirtysomething Dylan felt he had to challenge himself, as well as have some fun with his friends at the same time, and that feeling is palpable on this album. After 27 long years, we can finally properly hear the Master in his finest hour, and what a thrill it is.
Sunday, November 3 2002
A poignant expression of a friendship past exhaustion.
Forbidden Relations reminds us that empathy and aesthetics can be synonymous.
The claustrophobic dramatization of the troubling encounter between a quiet sociopath and the woman he has confined in his ornate basement.
Friday, October 18 2002
Contrary to Kellogg's message, self-denial is ultimately the disease, not the cure.
It's ironic and wholly predictable that Keyhoe's protest against government and military censorship was, in fact, censored in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.
'I don't know you, I don't know your work, but I think you're very talented.'"
Thursday, October 10 2002
Ask the mole rat about the egomaniacal pursuit of what some in the military call 'command and control'.
J-Lo rocks combat boots.
Thursday, October 3 2002
Elastic yet precise, Malle's film has the vitality and vividness of a Renoir -- it breathes.
It affirms the institution of marriage -- and of a loving marriage.
The Rock, director Russell says, has a 'deep commitment' to acting, bringing as much passion to the role as he does to his athletic endeavors -- good to know.
When you work all day / You gotta Uh! All Night / Uh! -- Uh! -- Uh! -- Uh! -- Uh! -- Whooo!.
Christophe Gans' Brotherhood of the Wolf is the sort of visual marvel that DVDs were made for.