Lovely to look at with some fine performances in a muddled execution.
The best moment in THE LOVE GURU is right at the beginning. It’s when Stephen Colbert first appears as a deranged sports commentator. Cling to that moment, because even when he pops up again, it won’t be the same. It will be after this revolting excrescence in which he is appearing has infected your eyes… Read More »
The thing that everyone will be talking about in THE WACKNESS is the make-out scene between scrawny nymphet Mary-Kate Olsen and the leathery, aging Sir Ben Kingsley. It’s deeply unsettling, and not just because it’s more than mere making out. Not just because of the age difference. Not just because it’s Gandhi and the erstwhile… Read More »
TRANSSIBEREAN hearkens back to those glorious tales of intrigue and adventure that populated film screen in the 30s and 40s. In those days, it was trains that whisked people over vast distances and the close quarters with strangers of all sorts forced together in them was a situation rife with possibilities. Throw in a foreign… Read More »
PRINCE OF PERSIA — THE SANDS OF TIME avoids the usual mistakes associated with a video game making the leap to the big screen. Instead of cluttering the running time with one feckless action sequence after another that could, for all practical purposes, run in any random order without significantly affecting the through story, PRINCE… Read More »
Click here to listen to the interview with Aaron Eckhart.My hunch is that people will either adore or despise SUSPECT ZERO. Its a film that doesnt play by the rules, but does pack an enormous wallop that starts in the first scene and doesnt let up for a second. This twisted tale of good and… Read More »
Roman Polanski’s take on the Dickens classic, OLIVER TWIST, is a respectful one, and by respectful, I mean safe. Nowhere is there the distinct voice of the auteur that could raise a gaggle of goosebumps with the perfectly positioned camera angle that one finds in ROSEMARY’S BABY, CHINATOWN, or THE PIANIST. There is none of… Read More »
THE LAST LEGION tries to ride the coat tails of the Arthurian romances with a new take on who Arthur was, where his sword Excalibur came from, and how the Roman empire involved itself in mixing it all up into a proto-Camelot. And it does all of this without cracking an R rating. That, in… Read More »