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The Arrangement

The Arrangement

The poster proclaims: "If your wife insists you see it together, be careful." It's one of the most hyperbolic taglines in movie history. Despite its slam-bang opening sequence, Elia Kazan's neglected movie (based on his...

Movie Review posted on 7th February 2007

The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate Gift

And here I thought the ultimate gift was a Nintendo Wii.As part of the trend in faith-driven filmmaking (and based on an apparently very popular self-help book), The Ultimate Gift is inspirational filmmaking at its...

Movie Review posted on 7th February 2007

Madame Curie

Madame Curie

Hey, I never thought the hunt for radium would make for an engrossing way to spend two hours, but Madame Curie reveals itself to be one of the most engaging biopics of its era. Reuniting...

Movie Review posted on 7th February 2007

Fifty Pills

Fifty Pills

If the movies are any judge, I did not have nearly as much fun in college as I was supposed to. In Fifty Pills, young Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci, a kind of cross between Colin...

Movie Review posted on 6th February 2007

The Pink Panther (1963)

The Pink Panther (1963)

Not the best film in the Pink Panther collection, this introduction to Peter Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is still a must-see. In this film, Clouseau is in a lush ski resort and vaguely...

Movie Review posted on 5th February 2007

The Odessa File

The Odessa File

Here's a long way to go for nothing in the way of payoff: Jon Voight stars as a European journalist who masquerades as a former Nazi in postwar Germany in order to infiltrate a gang...

Movie Review posted on 5th February 2007

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Wes Craven's early low-budget horror flick follows the now-traditional archetype: Middle America vs. inbred hicks in the middle of nowhere. Released during the original Texas Chain Saw era, The Hills Have Eyes is unfortunately slow...

Movie Review posted on 5th February 2007

The Fountain

The Fountain

In the press notes for The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream) says that he didn't feel that many movies had been made about the quest for immortality. How's that? I can think...

Movie Review posted on 5th February 2007

Derailed (2002)

Derailed (2002)

Proving that her brazen performance in Mulholland Drive was a total fluke, Laura Harring's sad attempt at acting in this Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle is nonetheless the best part of the movie. At least...

Movie Review posted on 5th February 2007

Boys Town

Boys Town

When I was growing up in Texas, "Boys Town" was another term for a city block, usually south of the border, inhabited solely by prostitutes. The kind of place a dad would take his awkward...

Movie Review posted on 5th February 2007

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Gosh, nurses can be so cruel! The opening scene of Bloody Mary has a gaggle of 'em sending one of their own (who's violated some sacrosanct rule among the group) down into the basements of...

Movie Review posted on 4th February 2007

Champion (2000)

Champion (2000)

In this predictably epic Bollywood production, we are offered a rare action film in which a grizzled bodyguard/suspended cop is charged with caring for an orphan whose parents were killed in a suspicious plane crash....

Movie Review posted on 1st February 2007

Live Flesh

Live Flesh

Witness the increasing promise of Pedro Almodóvar, in a film that has gone largely unnoticed in his career but stands as a worthy and mostly mainstream entry into his unique style of twisted relationship movies....

Movie Review posted on 1st February 2007

Prey

Prey

It's lions, lions, and lions (oh my!) in this overwrought and only vaguely insulting woman-and-children-in-jeopardy thriller. Here's the gist: Engineer dad (Peter Weller) and his new, impossibly young wife (Bridget Moynahan) split for Africa with...

Movie Review posted on 1st February 2007

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Is it a modern masterpiece? Did it deserve to sweep the four big Academy Awards? Is it one of the best thrillers ever made? A definitive maybe to all three questions. The Silence...

Movie Review posted on 31st January 2007

Relative Strangers

Relative Strangers

Here's a funny thing I learned today: Meet fhe Parents was actually a remake of a film of the same name, made eight years earlier! (It is now reportedly impossible to find and/or suppressed by...

Movie Review posted on 28th January 2007

The Gathering

The Gathering

I'm always fascinated by those movies that get shot, cut, and finished... then sit "in the can" for years and years, unreleased. Why not just throw them to the theater world and see what happens?Well,...

Movie Review posted on 28th January 2007

Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

Amy Irving headlines a strange trip through New York love, Annie Hall style, as her bookstore staffer encounters a headstrong author and a pickle maker en route to romance. Will she find happiness in...

Movie Review posted on 26th January 2007

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Ishtar, Hudson Hawk, and Heaven's Gate get all the ink, but Greystoke -- if there was any justice in the world -- would go down in history as one of cinema's great disasters.Director Hugh Hudson...

Movie Review posted on 26th January 2007

Beach Red

Beach Red

If you've ever been curious where Terrence Malick stole his flashback-infused war film The Thin Red Line from, check out Beach Red, a clear influence for the picture in more ways than one. What starts...

Movie Review posted on 24th January 2007

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Kurosawa's "Japanese Western" features the oft-retold tale of a sword-toting samurai in 1600s feudal Japan who finds himself without a master. He then sells his services to both sides of warring village, with rather...

Movie Review posted on 22nd January 2007

Left Behind II: Tribulation Force

Left Behind II: Tribulation Force

Remember how all the faithful vanished in Left Behind? Well, they're still gone in Left Behind II, which is somehow even worse than the original film, although we are all out of room on the...

Movie Review posted on 21st January 2007

Zoom

Zoom

Upon its release, Zoom was instantly reviled not only as one of the worst movies of 2006, but one of the worst movies ever made. As I write this it's hovering as the 15th worst...

Movie Review posted on 21st January 2007

The Man with the Golden Gun

The Man with the Golden Gun

Christopher Lee always makes for an exceptional video. It's just too bad that it had to be in The Man with the Golden Gun, which ranks as one of James Bond's more absurd outings, involving...

Movie Review posted on 17th January 2007

Rivers and Tides

Rivers and Tides

Andy Goldsworthy isn't the first artist to use the earth as the sole component of his installations, but he's probably the most dedicated. Goldsworthy stacks rocks into pillars, pins leaves and twigs together to make...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The River (1951)

The River (1951)

People talk about The River in the same hushed tones they reserve for Citizen Kane and Grand Illusion, Renoir's best-known film. It's definitely a lot of firsts: Renoir's first English film, and his first color...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

The finale of Eric Rohmer's "moral tales," a six-part filmed essay on modern morality. Unfortunately, Love is distinguished by little more than the tepid non-choice presented by its milquetoast hero (lovely Chloe (Zouzou) tries to...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Who among us has never uttered the line, "My name is Inigo Montoya..."? Standing as one of the most eminently quotable films ever made -- this side of Monty Python and the Holy Grail,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Bedrooms & Hallways

Bedrooms & Hallways

This limp comedy about sexual ambiguity among a group of British men who form a "men's group" together lost my interest inside of 10 minutes. It tries to be hip and clever, and on...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Apartment Zero

Apartment Zero

The psycho-roommate thriller done the right way, with Firth's Felix Unger playing off Bochner's mysterious American... who may or may not be slaughtering the residents of Buenos Aires, where the film takes place. Creepy...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

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