Reviews > Film

23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Pieces of April (2003)

And April sits in the window frame, hair damp, contemplating the disaster she expects her day to become.

READ more

23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Carnages (2002)

Carnages' denizens spin into each other's orbits and offer the prospect of communion and regeneration.

READ more

23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Beyond Borders (2003)

The scene inspires Sarah to do a right thing, that is, leave her comfy urban environs for the deserts of Ethiopia.

READ more

16 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Wonderland (2003)

There's no truth in this true crime, only the fictions that sustain 'Hollywood'.

READ more

16 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Guerin (2003)

Such moments illustrate Veronica's earnest incentive while undermining her hard work with crazily implausible coincidences.

READ more
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

One by one, the kids wander inside the Terrible Place, and all but one can't escape.

READ more

9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Mystic River (2003)

While the film doesn't elucidate Jimmy's own violent past, it is clear that he hasn't had misgivings until now.

READ more

9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

This is a movie about bodies, about what hurts them on screen and in viewing spaces.

READ more

9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

In This World (2002)

Attempting to put a human face on the refugee crisis, Winterbottom puts a premium on legibility.

READ more

9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

The Coen brothers' latest venture is a rat-a-tat romantic comedy of the Preston Sturges persuasion, at least for its first hour or so.

READ more

2 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

The School of Rock (2003)

A welcome reminder that studio comedies need not be shoddy, dumbed down, vulgar, and impersonal, the movie is unimaginable without Jack Black.

READ more

2 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Out of Time (2003)

The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.

READ more

2 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Duplex (2003)

Mrs. Connelly's revenge is strange, but in the current political environment, as seniors are ignored, abused, and repressed, also rather sweet.

READ more

25 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

She's yearning for love, or independence, or a lasting exit from the States, where melancholy memories surround her.

READ more

25 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Rundown (2003)

The Rock doesn't want to hurt 'em, but he just can't help it.

READ more

25 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)

Bubba Ho-Tep has everything one might expect from a movie directed by Don Coscarelli (the Phastasm series) and starring Bruce Campbell.

READ more

25 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Anything Else (2003)

The idea of Woody Allen teaching high school English is a funny idea, and Anything Else leaves it at that: a funny idea.

READ more

18 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

The primary point is the look -- the drenching rain, the blazing gunfire, the catsuit.

READ more

18 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Secondhand Lions (2003)

The phallic imagery of guns as associated with male potency is everywhere in Secondhand Lions.

READ more

18 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Party Monster (2003)

Michael Alig's megalomania even reached such epic proportions that he had no qualms about bragging over the murder on camera during the filming of the original Party Monster documentary.

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

"Rock Never Dies" Takes Shots at Celebrity Culture In a Surprisingly Effective Episode

// Channel Surfing

"Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.

READ the article