Spielberg is at his best in 'Munich,' demonstrating once again his unique talent for filmic storytelling.
Posted Jan 2, 2006
Taking the traditional thriller genre and retaining its quality of gripping suspense, Haneke subverts it into a trenchant commentary on the seemingly irresolvable malignant conflicts of our time.
Posted Dec 29, 2005
An opportunity missed for an entertainment of more substance, but Frears keeps it light and Dench keeps it afloat for a charming and stylish, if essentially forgettable, excursion into British nostalgia.
Posted Dec 22, 2005
Anchored by the performances of the two leads, the power of 'Brokeback Mountain' is retained despite the film's unneccesary bloat, convincing in its tale of love and the severe penalties imposed by societal homphobia.
Posted Dec 11, 2005
The birds...are a natural subject for a documentary film, but in the end Judy Irving's film is as much or more about Mark Bittner, a self-appointed guardian of the flock, than it is about the birds themselves.
Posted Nov 26, 2005
The various storylines are hard to follow.., the narrative momentum dissolves in the confusion, and the multiplicity of characters means that none of them...is more than two dimensional.
Posted Nov 23, 2005
Carefully balanced on a fine line that encompasses both gentle humor and spiritual wisdom, 'Ushpizin' draws the audience into its exotic world and shares its universality.
Posted Nov 19, 2005
The film is visualized in such a straightforward manner that it feels as if it could have been made in 1950. There's not a moment of freshly imaginative or unconventional footage.
Posted Nov 17, 2005
Visually arresting and dramatically effective, freshly capturing the many virtues of the novel
Posted Nov 10, 2005
Antonioni's is a bleak, existential take on life, but...the sheer artistry of the director's technique make[s] for an exhilarating film experience.
Posted Nov 7, 2005
Stylistically stunning and performed with conviction, 'Jarhead,' nonetheless, leaves the viewer emotionally unconnected.
Posted Nov 3, 2005
In 'Saw II,' both the cops and the victims are so dim the whole elaborate exercise hardly seems worthwhile.
Posted Oct 28, 2005
A pleasing balance between romantic moments...and humor-focused scenes that feel fresh, even if often treading on familiar territory
Posted Oct 27, 2005
A self-reflexive, raunchy, witty and irreverent movie, bound to please all but the most straitlaced audiences
Posted Oct 27, 2005
A richly detailed, fascinating, and insightful puzzle that should prompt many to go back for a second look
Posted Oct 21, 2005
Despite its flaws, 'North Country' delivers a story worth hearing, a documentation of profound unfairness and the need to challenge abusive behaviors.
Posted Oct 19, 2005
A smart, pointed, timely and superbly realized biopic
Posted Oct 6, 2005