With so much going for it, The Wolfman should offer a moody atmosphere, a few good scares and actors who set the right tone for the material. But it turns out the new film is merely "inspired by" the earlier Wolfman—but doesn't exhibit much inspiration at all.
- February 16, 2010 |
"Wordplay," the new film documenting New York Times crossword puzzle-meister Will Shortz and the annual crossword competition he founded, provides object lessons in fair play, vocational calling and, well, oddness. For it takes a certain type of person to knock out a Times crossword in two minutes and two seconds.
- June 26, 2006 |
Immediately following September 11, 2001, it was difficult to imagine how filmmakers might render the event in years to come. Would they bring their own agendas to the films or let the historic events largely speak for themselves? Now, director Oliver Stone delivers "World Trade Center" a survivors’ story, full of hope and the belief that God and family can sustain us in the most dire of circumstances.
- August 11, 2006 |