Thursday, April 14 2005
Death, or that state 'beyond natural color', is Short Cuts' common denominator.
It is your basic road movie, tracking three teenage girls who fake being kidnapped, steal a car, and skip town.
Prisoner of Paradise is a fitting rebuke to Life is Beautiful. Entertainment is a diversion, not a survival strategy.
It is cinematic cotton candy, dissolving the moment it hits the tongue.
For Chris Doyle, the 'great challenge' is shooting any emotion, 'taking ideas and turning them into images'.
Based on three Snicket books, the film mostly takes the kids' perspective, and so delights in the gooey and the ooky.
Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.
Pedro Almodóvar's commentary is as seductive as his filmmaking.
Thursday, April 7 2005
Coccio's movie looks both chillingly insightful and despairingly naïve.
Whispering Corridors' ghost story comments on the harsh South Korean education system.
Twentieth Century reveals the self-consciousness of theater, its falseness and its glory.
Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.
Téa Leoni sees the script as an example of Brooks' ability to 'pierce human truth and make it ooze for you'.
Even as she might look toward a future, however, Elektra is all about the past.
The film argues that today, corporations are the planet's dominant institution, such that their welfare, as individuals, takes precedence over all else.
This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.
Monday, April 4 2005
On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.
Thursday, March 31 2005
The documentary reveals the profound relationship between the play and the cause.
Reds, blues, and purples slide along director Ji-woon Kim's canvas and it's impossible to look away, even when it's scary.
Over five hours, such ostensible fealty to the sprawling rhythms of daily life makes for a rigorous and occasionally maddening viewing experience.