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Kisses and Caroms

Kisses and Caroms

Give Vincent Rocca points for chutzpah. With no real filmmaking experience (his background is in running a billiards store), Rocca shot a feature film on video in five days, and recruited both a Playboy Playmate...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Havoc

Havoc

Eventually, every girl grows up. Cinema dictates this. Sometimes, that move into adulthood is seamless (see Jodie Foster, Claire Danes, Scarlett Johanssen, Kirsten Dunst). Sometimes it is agonizingly painful (see the Olsen twins, Hilary Duff,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

The Green Mile? Let's talk about 26 miles. The length of a marathon. Start the race and the movie together: The race would long be over before the film. The winner...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles isn't the funniest Mel Brooks movie (that'd be The Producers), but it's by far the least politically correct. Oddly, by venturing into new realms of racist humor, Brooks finds comedy gold, because he's...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Holiday

Holiday

Hit-and-miss Hepburn-Grant production, released the same year as Bringing Up Baby but to a considerably less receptive public. That's because many of the jokes in Holiday fall flat, and while Grant has his...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Claire's Knee

Claire's Knee

Lechery in the guise of art, and what could be more fun? Eric Rohmer's fifth "moral tale" tells us of a man obsessed with nubile young girls, particularly a young blonde's... well, you guessed it....

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Au Revoir, Les Enfants

Au Revoir, Les Enfants

Louis Malle made a lot of films about coming of age and losing childish innocence over his storied career. But none is so powerful as Au Revoir, Les Enfants, Malle's autobiographical tale of the time...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Russian Doll

Russian Doll

See Matrix bad guy Hugo Weaving play a loveable schlub in Russian Doll, featuring Weaving as an Aussie P.I. who agrees to marry his best friend's Russian mistress so she can stay in the country...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Sólo con tu pareja

Sólo con tu pareja

A decade-plus before he wowed the international scene with the sex tragicomedy Y Tu Mamá También, Alfonso Cuarón rolled out the fun, yet less accomplished Sólo con tu pareja (literally "Alone with your pair").Daniel Giménez...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Chicken Little

Chicken Little

Now that Disney finally has gotten rid of that albatross of Pixar, the Mouse can finally get on with making computer animated movies by itself. Gosh!But seriously, Chicken Little is Disney's first solo stab at...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Scrooged

Scrooged

Treatments of A Christmas Carol don't get much more quirky -- or memorable -- than this 1988 adaptation of the Dickens classic, done with no attempt to maintain respect for the stuffy source material. As...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Monster in a Box

Monster in a Box

After proving his ability to dazzle audiences with his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, Spalding Gray returns with this follow-up that outlines his experiences in Los Angeles (having found minor fame with the prior film), traveling...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

"Don't dare stare at the illustrated man!" warns the poster for this Ray Bradbury-inspired sci-fi film. Indeed, don't stare. You'll probably fall asleep. This collection of vignettes culled from Bradbury's collection of short stories...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Score

Score

Done with any pretense of story and character, Radley Metzger turns to full-on porn with Score, his notorious 1973 soft-core production.Score's about sex -- straight, lesbian, gay. You name it, Score's got it. The setup...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Need I provide a pithy introduction to The Two Towers, the second installment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy? It's more hobbits, orcs, swords, and sorcery, so if you sawThe Lord of the Rings:...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

It Runs in the Family (1994)

It Runs in the Family (1994)

This lackluster sequel to A Christmas Story features none of the same cast (Kieran Culkin plays Ralphie) and little of the same charm. This one focuses on summer hijinks a few months later -- dad...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Souler Opposite

The Souler Opposite

Are you ready for wacky romantic comedy, when comedian Meloni falls for much younger political-action militant Moloney? Meloni, Moloney. A mildly interesting yet painfully overdone premise is ruined when the comedy inevitably turns maudlin,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Z

Z

When one thinks of political assassinations, a couple of guys driving by a raconteur standing amidst a crowd then hitting him over the head with a pipe before driving away doesn't exactly leap to mind.And...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Now here's a stellar directorial debut from some guy named Quentin Tarantino. Before he became a household name, Tarantino stunned us all with this low-budget tale analyzing the before-and-after (and remarkably very little of...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette

Very French, very melancholy, Jean de Florette tells the first half of the classic tale of the hunchback Jean (Depardieu), a city-dwelling tax collector who inherits a small farm in rural France. Unhappy that...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

You think Harry Potter had expectations? It's a beloved book, sure, but it was published in 1997. In 10 years it will be as forgotten as The Bridges of Madison County. But...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks was just about at the top of his game back in 1974, when he directed both Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Young Frankenstein tells the tale of an heir (Gene Wilder) of...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

24 Hours On Craigslist

24 Hours On Craigslist

In certain parts of the country, the word "Craigslist" requires no additional explanation. In other regions people will look at you, baffled about what you could be talking about.Craigslist, for those of you not in...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Hard Lessons

Hard Lessons

Poor Denzel. Before he won an Oscar or two, he had to work on TV movie stuff like The George McKenna Story, a docudrama promptly forgotten and now being reissued with the street-friendly title...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

They Were Expendable

They Were Expendable

One of the worst war movies ever made, They Were Expendable tells the oh-so-serious tale of PT boats during WWII. Set in 1941 (and released in 1945, when the war was still going on!),...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

It's a shame that Sleeping Beauty is saddled with such a sissy title. It's really quite the adventure, with a horse-riding hero, a spell-flinging evil fairy, and even a freakin' dragon! This is also the...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Cat People (1942)

Cat People (1942)

Long before Nastassja Kinski went catty on us in 1982's Cat People, this Val Lewton original subtly scared the bejesus out of people with its tale of a woman (Simone Simon) who believes she suffers...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Bedlam

Bedlam

One of Val Lewton's final films, this collaboration with Boris Karloff is also one of his most tragically underrated. The story is reminiscent of Shock Corridor, with a wealthy do-gooder (Anna Lee) investigating conditions in...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Soderbergh knows how to take the everyday crime thriller and make it sing. Jennifer Lopez, in her best role to date as a sassy U.S. Marshal, makes a stunning impression on escaped convict George...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio (1940)

Walt Disney doesn't make 'em like this any more. Hell, they didn't make 'em like this for very long at all. Disney's second feature after Snow White, Pinocchio is a scary and perplexing...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

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