Tuesday, February 10 2004
For Valentin (Jeremy Irons), the thrill of the caper just isn't getting it done any longer.
Monday, February 2 2004
As the kids have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal, a hard test of their young mettle.
It is a reminder of the power the faded franchise once commanded.
Who has the right to enforce social control, the Tank Police or the Dai Nippon Gaiken Corporation?"
As Lyle first enters the ward, the film takes on a yellow cast, blurry and skittery under an Aphex Twin track.
Films about killers are supposed to be disturbing. Is it less disturbing if the killer in question is heterosexual?"
Offers another variant of anime's post-apocalypse theme.
Monday, January 26 2004
Underworld has more on its mind than matching its throbbing rock soundtrack to action sequences.
Elvis' favorite gift was an extravagance most people can only dream about owning: it is estimated that he gave away nearly 200 Cadillac automobiles.
Lord Love a Duck illustrates, with corrosive wit, how the mindless pursuit of status will be the death of us all.
He's a monster, but he's taken completely seriously"
Tuesday, January 13 2004
S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, CD-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.
The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.
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Those who can see through the opulent décor, costumes, and chiaroscuro lighting will find some film-buffy delights.
This may be the first film in history in which a man trying on a pair of slippers carries emotional resonance.
Though she swears that she has come to believe in Hitler's inherent evil, she also uses the word 'love' several times to describe her one-time feelings for him.
Like many 24-year-olds, Xavier has a jumble of ideas in his head.
Tuesday, December 23 2003
It is a most provocative, potent, and important film. And as the current war against and occupation of Iraq continue, the film looms like a kind of shadow, an increasingly alarming cautionary tale.
Monday, December 15 2003
Johnny Depp spent time learning to swordfight, so that Captain Jack Sparrow could be poised and everready -- in a word, the Muhammad Ali of swordfighters.
Allan Quartermain is complex, to be sure, resenting imperialism even as he embodies it.