I’m not really into Roman numeral movies. You know, “Halloween II, III and IV,” and all the others like them. So it was not with great expectations that I ventured to see “Ocean’s Twelve,” nor was I surprised when it did not live up to its predecessor. I just didn’t expect it to be so confusing.
- December 10, 2004 |
Acclaimed but notorious filmmaker Roman Polanski -- who resides outside the United States because of charges brought against him decades ago for having sex with a minor -- has directed one of this year’s finest family films in his adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, "Oliver Twist."
- September 30, 2005 |
Ondine, writer/director Neil Jordan's tale of personal healing and recovery, is more art house than mainstream crowd-pleaser, although the film eventually develops a bit of an identity crisis. What appeared to be a sure-footed, imaginative tale becomes something harder and more of a genre exercise.
- June 14, 2010 |
Since 1913, Hollywood has produced at least nine movies about the biblical Esther. But perhaps the most intriguing is the latest, "One Night With the King", which does a laudable job telling the timeless, inspiring story of a young girl’s bravery amidst treachery, scandal, and genocide.
- October 20, 2006 |