A dark and twisted fever dream of a film, THE LIGHTHOUSE confronts the anguish of the human condition with suitable horror and an equally suitable dash of absurdity. Rendered in disturbing grades of black and white, it presents two men tending a lighthouse on a desolate rocky outcropping in the middle of nowhere. In the… Read More »
The good news is that Momoa and his mammoth charm more than carry a film that is decidedly not the most original of super-hero tales.
THE GREAT WALL is a big, blustery action-adventure flick in the classic mold, but with one exception. There’s no damsel in distress here. Instead, the winsome lady of the piece is a warrior with nerves of steel and no fear of heights. Kudos there. Not everywhere, but definitely there. Set somewhere in the 11th century,… Read More »
DAYBREAKERS is a film that has run through 99% of its good ideas by the time the opening credits have concluded. At least the stylish, if occasionally obvious, art direction gives the audience something to occupy its collective self as the half-baked tale unfolds. The time is 2019, and a bat-borne plague has turned all… Read More »
After seeing FINDING NEMO, you just gotta ask yourself, is Pixar capable of making a bad film? Or even a mediocre one? Whether a serendipitous confluence of talent or a sign that there is some divine being at work in our world, either way, the answer, I think, must be no. There is a touch… Read More »
There are many reasons to purchase a DVD. The best is that its film that you want to see on a regular basis and the other best, work with me here, is that the bonus features do more than just pad out the empty space on the disc. FINDING NEMO more than qualifies on both… Read More »
Click here to listen to the interview with Paul Weitz (8:06).The carefully orchestrated public persona of politics and the carefully orchestrated “reality” of reality television come in for a timely comparison in Paul Weitz’s AMERICAN DREAMZ. Nothing and no one is off limits in this barely veiled shot at pop culture, world politics, and the allure… Read More »