Monday, February 23 2004
Le Brun's voiceover catalogues her own reactions: anger at the doctors' indifference, frustration, and at last, acceptance.
Tuesday, February 10 2004
William Gibson is a visionary in his own right, and painting him into the reductive sci-fi corner is akin to missing the point of his work.
Suggests repeatedly that AIDS is brought on by individual actions.
If ever there was a filmmaker made for DVD commentaries, it is Robert Rodriguez.
'It's all a series of mistaken identities, and how our thinking is like that, that we think we've seen something, but we actually haven't quite seen it all.'"
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.