The only good thing about this sequel is that we don’t have to listen to Rosanna Arquette’s whiny French accent (she was in the original). So, unless you think “The Three Stooges” meets Martha Stewart meets “The Godfather” is a riot, you may want to do the 50-yard dash from this one.
- April 09, 2004 |
This film’s poster shows a little girl with demonic eyes superimposed on a decomposing headshot of Nicolas Cage, made to look as if his face is being eaten by honey. This, like the trailer, tells us we’re going to watch a horror movie. Instead, it’s more of a thriller. But oh, how I wish I could say that I was thrilled.
- December 22, 2006 |
While "Wimbledon" serves a light-hearted look inside the world’s best tennis tournament, we don’t see its underbelly. But we do hear what a player might be thinking as he serves, volleys and races to the net. And, we also get an inkling about just how nervous players really are, even when they appear as cool as Wimbledon’s trademark strawberries and cream.
- September 19, 2004 |
Depicting the lives of the rural poor facing dire circumstances, Winter's Bone is not a pretty picture. Yet it is an artful film with a harrowing ending that delivers a punch to the gut that, unlike the effect of mainstream summer movies, lingers long after the closing credits.
- June 21, 2010 |