Monday, August 11 2003
'For me,' declares Friedkin, just hearing the Dylan lyric spoken by Johnny Cash is worth making a film for.
Manifests this ambiguity as hostility towards the murderers' victims.
Tallulah Bankhead was a walking mélange of Southern grande dame bitchiness, unapologetic hedonism, and an in-your-face performance style.
Monday, August 4 2003
Filmed with all the trappings of a pastoral love story -- truly breathtaking Texas vistas and a lovely score -- 'The Whole Wide World' is, ultimately, anything but.
If Nikita's appetites are boundless, so is her distrust.
Jonathan Teplitzky's 'Better Than Sex' is more froth than substance, copulation as cappuccino.
Monday, July 28 2003
Beyond their sexual pyrotechnics, Saeko and Yosuke's relationship develops a particular symbiosis.
'The one thing you'll see as you watch the film, what you'll take note of, is how still it is.'"
It's creepy inside Spider's head.
Daredevil has good reasons for his gear, and for the screwed-up attitude that goes with.
It's like spending 99 minutes in a room a person you don't like in the least.
A sweet, subtle slice-of-life drama about the sexual awakening of two gay teenagers whose home lives are less than perfect.
Monday, July 21 2003
The Vampire King looks like someone tossed a banana cream pie in his face and left it there.
Screenwriter William De Los Santos calls Spun a 'love story'.
The Mouse That Roared is that rare nuclear holocaust flick you can watch with the kids.
In Hiroshima Mon Amour, Resnais and his screenwriter, French novelist Marguerite Duras, show their debts to the Modernists.
Jan Svankmajer's films, surreal transformations of everyday objects into living creatures, are intensely visceral.
More troubling than the melodramatic disintegration of Jonas' personal life is The Carpetbaggers' depiction of Hollywood's exploitation of female sexuality.
Monday, July 14 2003
'I think I'm pregnant,' Roman Polanski coos beguilingly to the mirror in his 1976 film, The Tenant.
We're surrounded by spin all the time and I think that many times people who spin for a living really don't know the truth anymore because, I guess, they have to believe so much in the spin that they are spinning.