Saving Grace

Michael O'Donohue said it best: "If marijuana doesn't cause brain damage, then why do so many teenagers think Cheech and Chong are funny?" Saving Grace is like a British Cheech and Chong movie, with one, endlessly repeated gag:  ...

Ride with the Devil

Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil is a film of monumental ambition. It attempts no less than to reinvent the Civil War film. Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind are among the defining works  ...

Where the Money Is

Where the Money Is opens with what looks like a commercial for a perfume called "Wild Youth." Two reckless kids, drunk and giddy after their high school prom, careen down a country road in a '66 Mustang convertible. They  ...

The Mother and the Whore

The best film released in 1998 was made in 1973. Jean Eustache's The Mother and the Whore is a bracing, difficult work, unflinching in its ambivalent depiction of the emotional maelstroms of sex. A critical and commercial success upon  ...

Bats

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com In Bats, hundreds of the mutant creatures, bred by the U.S. government to eat human flesh, circle a street, swooping and diving to pick off stray pedestrians. One of  ...

The Bachelor

It's a rare comedy that is so painfully unfunny that it earns not a single laugh. The Bachelor, based loosely on Buster Keaton's 1925 Seven Chances, is a monotonous, charmless travesty, easily the worst film I've endured this year.  ...

Anna and the King

In 1862, an English widow named Anna Leonowens became court teacher to the enormous brood of Mongkut, the King of Siam. Her story, best known from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, is usually told as  ...

Amores Perros

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Amores Perros VHS Amores Perros DVD Rubber Grip 13-Function Army Knife He'll be ready for those everyday James Bond emergencies with this  ...

An Everlasting Piece

Filmmakers travel to Northern Ireland at great peril. It's not that they risk their lives there: who'd waste good bullets on a film crew? No, the real danger is the aesthetic paralysis that inflicts outsiders who shoot in Ireland.  ...

Almost Famous

Cameron Crowe is a frustrating filmmaker. Though possessed of enormous gifts, he's yet to make a film that's as good as its best moments. He has elicited deeply felt performances from the most unlikely actors. He can write dialogue  ...