Wednesday, October 12 2005
Even though the series focuses on German suffering, it does not avoid German racism, anti-Semitism, and intolerance.
Tuesday, October 11 2005
For the last 25 years, Rockers has passed the spirit of Roots, Rock and Reggae on to successive generations. A remastered and re-released DVD promises to continue its legacy.
Revisiting Over the Edge is always an education, especially if you grew up watching it repeatedly, as I did.
Monday, October 10 2005
For all its possibilities -- and its crazily pleasant animations --the movie takes a more or less conventional narrative shape.
Wednesday, October 5 2005
Ten years on, much of Pixar's Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, is as sweet and smart as ever.
Director/DP Don Argott is nothing if not enthusiastic about his film, Rock School, and all the choices that went into it.
Tuesday, October 4 2005
Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.
Monday, October 3 2005
However much one admires their chutzpah and the enthusiasm of their subjects, So Wrong They're Right proves to be more entertaining than edifying.
Friday, September 30 2005
Oldboy feels more like an existential drama by Ingmar Bergmann than a brainless action bloodbath.
Thursday, September 29 2005
The opening minutes establish the series as sort of quicker, cheaper version of Bond.
While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.
Yes, its soundtrack contains unreleased music by Pink Floyd, but this short '60s art film is worth watching on its own peculiar merits.
Wednesday, September 28 2005
While Hellworld is a pretty good generic horror movie, it is an abysmal Hellraiser film.
The dedication that Paul Kermizian and his crew have to their beer is remarkable.
Tuesday, September 27 2005
While Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie proved to be just a little scary for a two-year-old, the prospect of living with even one of Disney's Princesses for any length of time fills me with dread.
It's Cory McAbee's look, that Rat Pack meets rat feces façade, that wins us over.
Monday, September 26 2005
It's rather like being invited over to watch David Lynch's home movies.
The Brown Bunny remains a stubbornly disengaging film, daring you to dislike it.
Friday, September 23 2005
It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.
Friday, September 16 2005
Simple, kind, honest, and unpatronising, Because of Winn-Dixie handles the friendship between Opal and her mutt quite perfectly.