Wednesday, March 23 2005
As much as he ostensibly seems to be in denial about it, Saint-Laurent did bring a new level of aesthetic consciousness to segments of the consumer market where it hadn't before been.
Strangers When We Meet is a melodramatic tale of extramarital unhappiness amongst fast-track suburbanites.
It occasionally echoes the softer version of Casablanca, another film whose fatalistic interpretation of love is set among war-torn circumstances.
Waldo is so deliciously dark and mean-spirited, so loquaciously intolerant of those he deems beneath him, that he's delightful.
The film twists viewers in three directions before they have time to come down from the first.
The Special Edition is loaded with so much self-referential material and 'oh so clever' concepts that they threaten to make the movie into its own cult object.
Lacking the bias that makes Michael Moore's movies so popular, the Raymonds' film is more satisfying.
The dancing might be dated, but the film is not.
'Play' is a means to define childhood, to prolong mythic innocence, to grant nobility.
Jude Law's performance is wholly charming and energetic.
Monday, March 7 2005
Mike and Scott live a strangely lyrical credence. Simultaneously inviting and resisting interpretation, they move on.
As he watches his firefighters guys bond and scuffle, director Jay Russell explains that he began the project with some qualms because of 'all the emotion involved with 9/11.'"
For director Antoine Fuqua, it was clear that the right place to start a concert imagining the history of the blues would start with a song from Africa.
Its snark makes The Incredibles one of those cartoons that mainstream, self-knowing adults might appreciate along with their kids.
There's something about the loch, its deep dark water mystery and nightmarish symbolism, keeps us engaged.
The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear speaks to human ignorance of the animal world.
Friday, March 4 2005
Downfall's preoccupation with a flesh-and-blood Hitler is central to its meditation on fanaticism.
Monday, February 28 2005
In the late 1990s, Robb Moss decided to document the lives of five people from an early rafting trip, not knowing what form the new story would assume.
Our Town is revered for its simple structure and shorthand summation of the human journey.
As hard as he tries, Albert can't quite keep up with the Jaffes' questions, let alone their answers.