Friday, December 6 2002
Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.
Thursday, December 5 2002
A space opera in touch with its feminine side.
What is the relevance of individual agency in such vast systems as the Nazi war machine or the post-war global arms trade?"
At first, the girls-gone-wild moment is just about driving the supremely inept boys batty with desire.
Hooray for kicking opponents' heads in, fancy wirework, and twirling black topcoats.
Of the many crazy clichés in Empire, Isabella Rossellini's big fat hair has to be the loony-tunesiest.
Dolgin and Franco work hard not to exploit Heidi's naïvete for its narrative potential.
To endure Analyze That requires not just suspension of disbelief, but suspension of neurological activity as well.
Friday, November 29 2002
Paul Justman's 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown' aims to recover the Funk Brothers' legacy.
The liveliest moments in Steven Soderbergh's Solaris belong to Jeremy Davies' hands.
Ja is partnered with Steven Seagal, the fading action/martial arts star who not only refuses to go away.
The cruelest of Malfoy's bigotries is directed against lovely, diligent Hermoine.
'I look at myself and the movies I do as a brand,' Ice Cube tells 'Variety'.
For Haynes, much of this surface is simultaneously supple and precise, 'girly-swirly,' as he terms it.
Never acknowledges that the moral order in the United States has always been a fiction.
Bond's issues have to do with self-identity.
As usual in Egoyan's films, tangled familial relationships inspire chaos and meanness as much as understanding and benevolence.
Thursday, November 7 2002
Mature and self-confident, Ana rejects traditional notions of a woman's worth.
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos' central function is looking great and so, confounding various men around her.
Just beneath this conservative façade lies a complicated and progressive commentary on the present that Todd Haynes leaves to the viewer to interpret.