Month: September 2008


What is Choke? It’s hard to say, really. It’s hardly a comprehensible film, nor is it an adequately told story. The only way I can hope to describe it, is to say that it is anRead Full Review

The Duchess

We look upon the 18th Century lifestyle with such romanticism, and envision it as a period of grace and beauty. But as films such as The Duchessremind us, it was also a time of unbridled tyrannicalRead Full Review

Miracle at St. Anna

Spike Lee is one of the seminal talents in cinema, but his reputation is usually tainted by thoughts that he is a “paranoid Black man”–which no doubt he occasionally lives up to, himself. The shameRead Full Review

The Lucky Ones

Certainly I believe Neil Burger when he says that the script of The Lucky Ones–which he co-wrote–is not meant to be an homage to the classic film The Best Years of Our Lives. Of coarse, it’s nearlyRead Full Review

Righteous Kill

The other day I watched the film Heat for the first time in a long time. It was famous when it came out for being the first film ever to have all-star actors Al Pacino and RobertRead Full Review

Burn After Reading

Less than eight months ago, the Coen brothers were being hailed as cinematic geniuses while they’re harrowing film No Country For Old Men won four Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture and Best Director(s). So, howRead Full Review

Frozen River

Ninety-nine percent of all movies have a pretty clear distinction between who is good and who is bad. Within the first fifteen minutes, usually, we know who we want to root for, and who weRead Full Review