Friday, August 22 2014
Disney’s Tarzan is more than the last film in the “Disney Renaissance”; it’s also the best Tarzan film ever made.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
For the most part, the shorts are some of Disney's strongest, and taken as a whole they offer a variety of animation styles, characters and tones.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics.
Monday, August 18 2014
This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master.
Friday, August 15 2014
The Face of Love is a case of a compelling story that ended up in the wrong movie.
Thursday, August 14 2014
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers tries to do too much, and in its efforts to be action-packed, funny, contemporary, and still tell a classic story, it becomes muddled.
Tuesday, August 12 2014
Troublesome though the implications of Amen are, it is nonetheless a fine example of Costa-Gavras at his most incendiary.
Monday, August 11 2014
Angela Mao is wholesome and badass, a personality that, when brought to her fight scenes, immediately marks her as a star—although the scripts she was given don't often give her the chance to maximize that stardom.
Friday, August 8 2014
Besides just lavishing attention on the cars, director Scott Waugh loves placing them in the context of other, classic driving movies, from Bullitt to American Graffiti.
Thursday, August 7 2014
"It was a sci-fi and we could ham it up, so we did—and it was great,” Tarah Nutter says about Without Warning. While "ham it up" fits the film, "great" is less apt.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
Tony Jaa still has a long way to go before he becomes a household name, but as this box set proves, he's well on his way—and may just be able to afford an acting lesson or two as well.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
Watching Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the primary impression left is that Stritch had many more stories to tell.
Friday, August 1 2014
Slander hasn't dated much at all; it still engages the viewer with something harsh and sordid under its veneer of '50s gentility.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss, defeat and grief while still being funny.
Monday, July 28 2014
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status.
Tuesday, July 22 2014
Three decades later, Scanners is still a head-popping good time.