Oliver Stone has now turned his attention to George W. Bush in W., written well before the completion of his second term and rushed into release before the end of his time in office. The perils of such an approach are evident in this entertaining but unresolved account of Bush's life and presidency.
- October 17, 2008 |
Whether or not viewers wholeheartedly agree with how documentarian Davis Guggenheim actually goes about proving his thesis, Waiting for "Superman" is still an important and compelling look at the current state of public education—unsightly warts and all.
- October 04, 2010 |
“Walk the Line,” the second Hollywood bio pic about an American music icon in as many years (following last year’s “Ray”), finds firm footing from a strong performance by Joaquin Phoenix. But in telling its redemptive story in mainly human terms, the film is much less powerful than it might otherwise have been.
- November 17, 2005 |
Purely as escapist entertainment, this film is far from boring. But the lack of insight, not to mention the kinder, gentler Gordon Gekko who emerges certainly makes you miss the era of greed being good—which isn't the conclusion the filmmakers were probably hoping for.
- September 24, 2010 |
"Details make the professional,” and this adage is certainly true in the new Wallace & Gromit animated family film. The third in the W&G series, “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” is the fruit of a five-year filmmaking project that certainly spared no time or expense in its attention to creative detail.
- October 07, 2005 |