Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland is not a kids' movie, although kids certainly will enjoy it at their own level. It's a film about the ability to see the world through the fresh, uninhibited imaginations of children and the way such insight  ...

Kinsey

Long after the war in Iraq becomes just another blip in the series of never-ending wars that seems to characterize human civilization, another war of our times will take on the perspective of history and loom large--the American Culture  ...

Lee Friedlander – Sticks and Stones

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has been photographing for nearly sixty years. A 1967 exhibition of his work, along with that of Diane Arbus and Gary Winograd, at New York's Museum of Modern Art, propelled him into the front ranks  ...

Alfie

Alfie, yet another testament to the failure of imagination at the major movie studios, is a remake of the 1966 film of the same name which propelled Michael Caine into stardom. Neither the shift oflocation from London to New  ...

Le Grand Macabre – Gy�rgy Ligeti

The opera is based on the following work: La Balade du grand macabre (2002), Michel de Ghelderode Gy�rgy Ligeti (b. 1923), a leader of the contemporary musical avant garde, is a Hungarian Jew (now an Austrian citizen) who survived  ...

Ray

Two things save Taylor Hackford's biopic about Ray Charles from banality--the lead performance by Jamie Foxx and the music. The music speaks for itself. Anyone who has been alive during the last fifty years has heard Ray Charles recordings and  ...

Birth

The plot of the film Birth revolves around a presumed reincarnation. Director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast), who also co-wrote the script, creates a barely credible situation, but he places it so firmly in a particular reality that he carries  ...

Being Julia

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com the novel by W. Somerset Maugham upon which the film is based Being Julia is Sony Classics' attempt to out-Miramax Miramax  ...

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance? is a big, charmless Hollywood reworking of a small and charming Japanese film that was a surprise international hit several years back. (Unfortunately the Japanese film is not available on video; since Miramax distributed both films,  ...

Primer

Primer arrives with gobs of hype and the Grand Jury Prize from Sundance. Either the pickings at Sundance were slim or the jury was sucking in something more than the mountain air, but this little film cannot be put  ...