Munich

As might have been expected, zealous partisans on both the Israeli and the Palestinian sides have been sniping at Steven Spielberg's new film, Munich. Positions are so firmly entrenched that neither side can tolerate the thought that the other  ...

Hidden (Cache)

In Hidden, a French family is terrorized by an unknown antagonist. Surveillance tapes of their luxurious town house are delivered to them along with drawings of a child with blood flowing from its mouth. The doorbell rings, but no  ...

Mrs. Henderson Presents

Director Stephen Frears (Dirty Pretty Things, Liam) delivers an airy holiday confection with Mrs. Henderson Presents, a vehicle for Dame Judi Dench, as evanescent as cotton candy. Dench's wealthy Mrs. Henderson is widowed in 1937 London when the  ...

Brokeback Mountain

Annie Proulx' short story, Brokeback Mountain, appeared unheralded in The New Yorker Magazine in 1997 and immediately became a modern classic--a brilliant, poetic love story between two cowboys in the western United States. (Begining in 1963, before the emergence  ...

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

The parrots, a flock of some forty-five cherry-headed conures, are not native to San Francisco. Imported from Latin America as pets, these escaped or discarded birds have thrived, living and breeding in the wild, as it were, in Northern  ...

Syriana

Syriana is a well-intentioned political drama with subject matter that suggests the old saw, "ripped from today's headlines." Misleadingly advertised as a thriller, it is a multi-stranded story of intrigue and power plays to control scarce oil resources in  ...

Ushpizin

During the festival of Succoth devout Jews live in a sukkah, a temporary dwelling meant as a reminder of the period of wandering in Jewish history. It is considered a blessing to host "ushpizin" (guests) in the sukkah, but  ...

Walk the Line

Country -western star Johnny Cash (1932-2003) recorded more than 1,500 songs, sold more than fifty million records and won eleven Grammy awards. Even city folk know the sound of his voice and songs like "I Walk the Line" and  ...

Pride & Prejudice

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813, is at once a comedy of manners, a witty satire, exquisitely perceptive observations of class differences and a  ...