Cosi fan tutte – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Scholars and musicologists quibble endlessly over Cosi--about its musical form (or lack of the form of the earlier operas), about inconsistencies in the musical style from one aria or ensemble piece to another, about insufficient psychological grounding for the  ...

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things (2003) Buy the poster at MovieGoods.com Bright Young Things plunges right into its Jazz Age mood and period  ...

Napoleon Dynamite

"I caught you a delicious bass," proclaims Napoleon Dynamite, by way of flirting with a flushed classmate. And when fresh fish fails to woo them, Napoleon (Jon Heder) is quick to offer crude drawings of mythical creatures or even  ...

Garden State

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The current state of independent cinema is often bemoaned — not always unfairly — for its safe and predictable crop of focus-group approved quirk-fests. This charge has been lobbed  ...

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series III

The Mystery! series, produced by PBS Boston affiliate WGBH, has been on the air for an astounding twenty-four years, presenting a seemingly limitless series of British mystery tales. A spinoff from Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery! maintains the high production values  ...

The Black Rider – William Burroughs/Tom Waits

A rectangular coffin-like black box, back lit, rises, floating mysteriously from the horizontal to the vertical. A woman's leg juts out, dangling flirtatiously with the audience. A group of bizarrely dressed and made up characters enter from the box  ...

Vanity Fair

Twentieth Century Interpretations of Vanity Fair (1969), Michael G. Sundell The title of Thackeray's 1848 satirical novel, Vanity Fair, is drawn from the 17th century allegory, Pilgrim's Progress, where, in the town  ...

Hero

For those who inexplicably have avoided martial arts films--even those who passed on the fine Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon--director Zhang Yimou (Happy Times, The Road Home) should overcome any remaining resistance with Hero, his Academy Award nominated film set  ...

Suspect Zero

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com What is essential to a quality mass market thriller? A solid plot that is credible--it seems like it really could happen this way. Or, in some cases, like sci  ...