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.
Wednesday, September 14 2005
Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.
Tuesday, September 13 2005
Memories of Murder not only brings a fresh perspective to the forensics subgenre, but also thoughtfully considers Korea's political framework.
Just like the spies' mission as they hunt for secrets and significance inside massive corporate databanks, this film's point is unclear.
Friday, September 2 2005
Bigger than the Sky starts off with its heart in the right place and ends up with almost none at all.
Thursday, September 1 2005
Thanks to globalization, DVDs, and satellite TV, American imagery (more specifically, indie imagery) has worked its way into almost all foreign film. The Swedish Slim Susie is a beneficiary of this cinematic crosspollination.
Wednesday, August 31 2005
Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.
The documentary clearly shows that the 'war on homosexuality' is far from over.
Tuesday, August 30 2005
When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.
Monday, August 29 2005
It seems odd that this well-executed formula buddy comedy would have such a tortured birthing process.
Friday, August 26 2005
Sorum might be best described as a ghost story, but without ghosts.
Thursday, August 25 2005
Errol Morris' documentaries are strange, perfect journeys.
Wednesday, August 24 2005
D quotes Tupac -- 'Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal' -- and hip-hop saves the nation.
Tuesday, August 23 2005
You want the happy ending and Truman's self-assertion, even if that desire is shaped by those ideologies and ideals marketed by both Truman Shows.
Monday, August 22 2005
The 1971 Sean Connery film recounts the true story of an ill-fated 1928 expedition to the North Pole. In a dirigible.