Review: ALONG CAME POLLY

January 16, 2004

Romantic comedies have become a calculated risk for Hollywood. A good risk is the pleasantly surprising Kate and Leopold (2001) and a bad risk is the disappointingly flat Alex and Emma (2003). Good thing there’s [click for more]

Review: ANYTHING ELSE

September 19, 2003

The advertising for the new Woody Allen film Anything Else have played up the film’s two leads, young actors Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci, while downplaying Allen’s involvement to the point of virtually not admitting [click for more]

Review: AMERICAN SPLENDOR

September 12, 2003

“Write what you know.” It’s familiar advice that’s dished out high school composition courses everywhere. It’s something that Harvey Pekar has embraced, turning his life as a file clerk in Cleveland into the basis of [click for more]

Review: THE ANIMATION SHOW

July 18, 2003

The end of the golden age of cinema due to the rise in the popularity of television brought about many changes in cinema, most notably to the field of animation. As distribution and presentation formats [click for more]

Review: X2: X-MEN UNITED

May 22, 2003

Sequels are tricky things. They must deliver the same thrills that thrilled movie audiences the first time around while still serving up new twists and surprises that won’t alienate fans. Unfortunately, most sequels don’t live [click for more]

Review: A MIGHTY WIND

May 9, 2003

In a cinema landscape overrun with in your face comedies like Adam Sandler’s Anger Management, the latest mockumentary from Christopher Guest, A Mighty Wind, is, if you’ll excuse the obvious metaphor here, a breath of [click for more]

Review: ADAPTATION

February 14, 2003

In Being John Malkovich, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze took their audience literally inside the mind of a great Hollywood actor. With their new collaboration Adaptation, the pair now take us inside the [click for more]

Review: DAREDEVIL

February 14, 2003

It’s looking to be a good year for fans of comic book films. Upcoming months will see Academy Award nominated director Ang Lee’s take on the four-color retelling of Jekyll and Hyde The Hulk, Bryan [click for more]

Review: LOST IN LA MANCHA

February 2, 2003

When director Terry Gilliam invited documentarians Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe to chronicle in the making of the science-fiction thriller Twelve Monkeys, he said that “if anything should go wrong, at least I’ll have witnesses.” [click for more]

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