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.
The Ashton Kutcher vehicle tries to make use of its stars' appeals, structuring a regular romantic comedy out of charmingly imperfect, well-performed moments.
Friday, August 19 2005
Tying the Knot makes a passionate plea for same-sex marriage rights.
Wednesday, August 17 2005
This is a gorgeous piece of work with superior production values, a mystical, haunting score, and superb young actors.
Tuesday, August 16 2005
Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.
Monday, August 15 2005
Christophe Barratier's Les Choristes demonstrates that French directors can challenge America's best in the saccharine stakes.
The Bottom of the Sea is a thriller, but not for the usual reasons.