City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Boiler Room (2000)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
"Even more than the postwar European cineastes who'd slyly titillate ticket buyers in trade for the privilege of being almost inscrutably profound, the hermitic Kubrick lived to make intellectual sport of audience expectations."
L.A. Confidential (1997)
"There's something of The Big Sleep in director Curtis Hanson's unfashionably pre-postmodern tour de force of early-'50s atmosphere, tight plotting, snappy dialogue, and sharply edited action--you know, all those quaint virtues from the old noirs."
The Yards (2000)
"The Yards appears greater than the sum of its old sources, in part because its hero wouldn't know a cliché if it pressed two Knicks tickets in his hand and told him there's more where those came from."
You Can Count On Me (2000)