The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is so bursting with visual wonders and ideas about faith and belief that one viewing can't do it justice. With only time for one viewing, this reviewer absorbed enough, however, to understand that, despite some memorable moments, the film is a disjointed mess.
- January 11, 2010 |
"In Her Shoes" asks us to root for familial happiness, responsibility and acceptance, while overlooking other ideals such as sexual morality. On those terms, the movie mostly succeeds, but the total package, even with a standout performance from Cameron Diaz, is less substantial than it might otherwise have been.
- October 07, 2005 |
"In the Face of Evil" will convince Reagan fans and conservatives about important but oft-neglected accomplishments of the Reagan administration, particularly as they pertain to his successful fight against communism. As for anyone else, however, I fear that the film’s rhetoric is far too melodramatic.
- October 27, 2004 |
This left-wing propaganda film preaches the following message: If you are stupid enough to send your son to war in Iraq, there’s a high chance he will do drugs, torture the enemy for fun and turn so psychotic that he’ll learn to cooly murder his fellow soldiers for no good reason.
- September 21, 2007 |
Summer action movies are often nothing more than mindless explosions and special effects. Occasionally these popcorn flicks offer something a little deeper. With The Incredible Hulk, clearly the filmmakers are reaching for the latter... with mixed results.
- June 13, 2008 |
While the plot is sound, The Incredibles nevertheless revolves around the traditional superhero scenario, although the aside – with the superheroes returning to ordinary existences – injects life into the tried-but-true model in Pixar's latest, top-notch animated film.
- November 09, 2004 |
It’s been 19 years since we’ve last seen Indiana Jones. And in the fourth installment of the popular film franchise, Harrison Ford actually seems rather inspired when he grabs his bullwhip and dons that legendary fedora.
- May 22, 2008 |
Proving he's far more blood-thirsty than any of the vampires wholeheartedly embraced by pop culture these days, famed director Quentin Tarantino leaves no opportunity for over-the-top, gratuitous violence unturned in his latest work, Inglourious B*sterds.
- August 21, 2009 |
"Inside Man" raises ethical questions about wealth and power, and it examines the consequences of past sins. It asks whether we can wash away our guilt by building a life of outward respectability. These elements give extra heft to this solid entry in the heist genre.
- March 24, 2006 |