NYFF Review: SECRET SUNSHINE

September 30, 2007

Secret Sunshine is an emotional tour de force, taking its audience to the heart of a mother’s worst fear and then following her ensuing descent into a vortex of depression, denial and ultimately, madness. Recently [click for more]

NYFF Review: BLADE RUNNER- THE FINAL CUT

September 28, 2007

Although it confused critics and audiences in its initial 1982 release, Ridley Scott’s science-fiction noir Blade Runner remains, a quarter of a century later, not only one of the most important films in the director’s [click for more]

NYFF Review: THE ORPHANAGE

September 28, 2007

While the Japanese have certainly overworked the spooky-ghost child meme for all it is worth over the last several years, there is still power in the tragic notion of a life full of potential being [click for more]

NYFF Review: THE DARJEELING LIMITED

September 27, 2007

Director Wes Anderson seems to like putting dysfunctional family units into confined spaces and then sitting back to see what happens. The characters don’t have to be blood related, as are the inhabitants of the [click for more]

Review: 3:10 TO YUMA

September 7, 2007

All film genres go through cycles of popularity. At their height, the public’s hunger for them is insatiable. At their depths, they play to nearly empty houses, the public dismissing them with a memory for [click for more]

Review: TRANSFORMERS

July 3, 2007

Transformers is a pure summer popcorn movie- high concept, high octane and highly disposable. For the uninitiated, i.e., those who somehow remained unaware of the popular 1980s cartoon series, its numerous spin-offs, toys and comics, [click for more]

Review: HOSTEL PART II

June 9, 2007

A young woman hangs upside down, naked and gagged, above an ornately tiled tub surrounded by candles. An older woman enters, disrobes and lies down in the tub. Reaching beside her, the older woman brings [click for more]

Review: SPIDER-MAN 3

May 4, 2007

Fans of comic book movies have good reason to be fearful of any silver screen superhero adaptation reaching a third installment given the history of what has appeared before. Superman III (1983) took a bad [click for more]

Review: ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES

January 12, 2007

Arthur (Freddie Highmore) is a young, 10-year old boy who spends his time living at his grandmother’s country home and dreaming of the fantastic adventures his grandfather supposedly had. One such tale involved his grandfather [click for more]

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