Reviews > Film

6 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Shanghai Knights (2003)

Its self-conscious use of the buddy genre's well known predilection for homoerotic/homophobic patterns is cute.

READ more

6 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Max (2002)

Max is less concerned with making Hitler sympathetic, or even very specific, than it is in using him to illustrate a series of ideas.

READ more

6 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2002)

A subtle and reverent look at one of America's most important -- and often forgotten -- filmmakers.

READ more
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

She's so cute, he's so cute, everyone's so cute.

READ more
City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

Delves into daily traumas and fears, the bleak hierarchies of power, race, and desire that structure life in the projects.

READ more

31 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Biker Boyz (2003)

Amid all the conventional movie dazzle, Biker Boyz's most important idea is the bike.

READ more

30 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Recruit (2003)

For all its protests to the contrary, in this movie, everything is exactly what it seems.

READ more

30 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Final Destination 2 (2003)

The casualties are the film's raison d'etre -- the more incredible and creative, the better.

READ more

23 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

To End All Wars (2001)

Explores separate and collective struggles to survive, the prisoners' strengths and weaknesses.

READ more

23 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Darkness Falls (2003)

Sets a new bar for lack of logic.

READ more
City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

A longtime director of commercials, Meirelles is a consummate showman. Therein lies the problem.

READ more
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

His redemption, Barris abruptly realizes, can come only in detailed recollection, specifically, in his decision to confess his many sins.

READ more
Sous Les Toits de Paris (1930)

René Clair combined music and sound effects in addition to minimal dialogue, with a moving camera in order to involve the eye as well as the ear.

READ more

17 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Street of No Return (1989)

Fuller never gave a bad interview, remaining throughout his career grandiose, garrulous, and gung-ho about moviemaking.

READ more

16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Son (Le Fils) (2003)

Unfailingly disciplined, the Dardennes resist glib payoffs and easy answers.

READ more

16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.

READ more

16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Most often cast as sidekicks, Anthony Anderson has shown repeatedly that he can perform rings around supposed stars.

READ more

16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hours (2002)

The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.

READ more

16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Guy Thing (2003)

A movie of this sort depends on a relentless illogic.

READ more

16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

El Crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

In El Crimen del Padre Amaro, the Catholic Church and its representatives are not immune from earthly corruption and desire.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

// Channel Surfing

"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

READ the article