Brotherhood

Watching Showtime’s new original series Brotherhood is a frustrating experience. Is it possible to request a do-over? Can we hand over the promising elements of the series to a different creative team and hope for the best? Alas, this is  ...

American Movie

You get to see Americans and American dreams, and you won't walk away depressed after seeing this. That's Wisconsin filmmaker Mark Borchardt describing his years-in-the-making epic Northwestern, but his words could just as easily apply to the extraordinary  ...

SXSW Film Festival 2006

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The 2006 edition of the South by Southwest film festival demonstrated perfect timing with its opening night  ...

The Aviator

This year’s crop of prestige Oscar-bait pictures is turning the movie listings in your local newspaper into a vintage edition of Who’s Who in America.Biopics are all the rage this season, which is not necessarily good news for moviegoers  ...

Beyond the Sea

Just a few years ago, it seemed as though Kevin Spacey could do no wrong. After watching Beyond the Sea, it’s hard to image him ever doing anything right again. In the mid-1990s, Spacey was an electric screen presence  ...

Spider-Man 2

Since the enormous success of Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie two years ago, the neighborhood multiplex has begun to resemble the headquarters of a low-rent Justice League of America. Comic book heroes ranging from Marvel stalwarts Daredevil and the  ...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Memory and movies have much in common, and each has influenced the other over time. Are our memories really pure, or are they scrambled by selective editing, scoring, rewrites and even casting courtesy of the subconscious? It's a natural  ...

The Sopranos – Fifth Season

“Don’t you love me?” one character asks another in an unexpectedly fragile moment early in the fifth season of The Sopranos. It’s the key question that haunts the first four episodes of the long-awaited return engagement by America’s favorite  ...

Kill Bill – Volume 1

It's been a long wait for the new Quentin Tarantino film – and it's a long Tarantino film we've been waiting for. Long enough, in fact, that Miramax made the decision to chop Kill Bill in half and release  ...

Carnivale

Carnivale HBO Series Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Through a combination of shrewd marketing and high-quality programming, HBO has  ...