Even if the overt nudity is limited in "Closer," the sex talk isn’t. And it is this which makes the film pornographic. Rather than the usual visual pornography of celluloid copulation, we are subjected to an onslaught of verbal and written pornography throughout the film. Art? Many will insist it is, but I beg to differ.
- December 03, 2004 |
For those disappointed in I Am Legend, the New York setting is about all that film and Cloverfield have in common. From the get-go, there’s an air of mystery about J.J. Abrams’ latest that causes one to wonder exactly how everything’s going to go down in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.
- January 18, 2008 |
Not only is Confessions of a Shopaholic a cautionary tale of excess gone seriously awry, but it’s a colossal embarrassment to my gender. With a heroine so self-involved that she makes ditzy Elle Woods (of Legally Blonde fame) look like a Rhodes scholar in comparison, it's woefully misguided from the start.
- February 13, 2009 |