Tuesday, September 9 2003
What will most surely whet fans' appetites are the DVD's two 50-minute interviews with Terry Gilliam.
As James Mangold neatly puts it, these characters are running along 'a kind of Möbius strip of hell.'"
Shows how the struggle to see and know is an increasingly complex and global one.
Jake is a '70s-style father, kindly but determined to teach worthy lessons even when he feels his child/dolphin's pain.
While the film probably can't be recuperated, Jon Amiel's commentary on the DVD works some wonders of its own.
'The big challenge we faced in the beginning is that, in the comic book, the Bulletproof Monk really isn't in the comic.'"
Tuesday, September 2 2003
Explores the ageless, ceaseless, and fruitless desire to find a place of peace.
The Europeans revisits the usual Merchant Ivory themes, most notably, culture clashes and individual desires to 'connect'.
Presents a concrete fear of technology blurring the line between life and death.
Monday, August 25 2003
Victor's story is at once mundane and delicate, familiar and fresh.
Man-hating lesbian assassins take center stage in this exploitation joint.
'Levity' is by no means a standard Hollywood movie.'"
Most invested in showing how Israelis have struggled to create, protect, and sustain their nation.
Comedian presents stand-up comics as working stiffs.
Bingo's handful of good scenes usually have less to do with the dog than with humans who struggle with their inability to manipulate tools.
'John Ashcroft and his ilk are something to fear.'"
Monday, August 18 2003
Austin Chick's first feature, takes Coles' perspective -- as much as Coles has a perspective.
Combining his worldly wrestling celebrity with a mythological aura, Santo ascended to another plane altogether.
'I wanted to create a world that doesn't quite exist, you know, a world of nighttime clubs and nighttime criminality.'"
Flimsy and frustrating, Big Trouble suggests that Cassavetes finally gave up on reality.