Thursday, June 19 2003
It is Alex's fantasy into which the film and Emma's seeming interests devolve.
Monday, June 9 2003
It's cagier than this simplistic 'resist the system' message suggests.
Friday, June 6 2003
You keep expecting the monster to pop up and git her, and by gum, it does.
Tyrese brings appropriate rage, outstanding musculature, and welcome comedy to the proceedings.
Celebrates rather than laments the loss of fixed identities.
Flansburgh and Linnell's chemistry gives the impression that almost anyone could capture them at their best.
Is anyone really shocked to find out that Calvin Klein-level designers are fey, waffling, deluded egomaniacs that willingly surround themselves with babysitting sycophants?"
High schooler Meg (Agnes Bruckner) has good reasons to be angry.
Monday, June 2 2003
Call it destiny or bad luck: things don't work out for Tess.
Thursday, May 29 2003
Shooting for King Lear, Kormákur instead gives us much ado about nothing.
Lyle confronts a pack of variously troubled kids, joined together in relentless and surly angst.
As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.
What I find more intriguing is the timeliness of Marlin's dilemma, raising his child in an ever more dangerous and unpredictable world.
Thursday, May 22 2003
Abbas Kiarostami has made a career of demolishing our complacency as viewers, blurring the divides between fiction and documentary, spectator and screen.
In depicting their struggle for the American Dream, Spellbound can be as wide-eyed and innocent as its young subjects.
The MC5 were an extremely proficient musical unit that genuinely lived their lives according to the credo, 'Kick out the jams.'"
Robin Tunney's cool aversion to stereotype is easily The In-Laws' most valuable asset.
Jim Carrey needs a vacation from himself.
Thursday, May 15 2003
It's a tribute to Pacino's skill as an actor that, although we pity Eli, we also understand his fatigue.
The right way to make a documentary on Fellini is to fantasize a little about the persona, rather than to seek the 'truth' of the man.