Thursday, December 5 2002
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.
Such fictionalizing ensures Eminem's lovability, across all categories.
Biggie and Tupac is best when it's not making assertions (most of which are not new and most of which are going to be tedious to anyone who's read anything about the cases in the past).
Sunday, November 3 2002
Call it Paul Gaughin's Romeo and Juliet.
Thursday, October 31 2002
It conjures a perverse and giddy grace.
Given that it's a generically family/holiday film, The Santa Clause 2 has nothing new to say about anything.
The film's high-tech artistic fantasies elide completely the historical roots and contemporary realities of global capitalism and terrorism.
The basic opposition between sheepish Alex and suave Kelly sets up a series of trivial conflicts, some less tedious than others.