The Matrix Reloaded

The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in The Matrix (2003), Chris Seay The Wachowski brothers disappear down the rabbit hole with The Matrix Reloaded, their long-awaited sequel to the 1999  ...

SXSW Film Festival 2005

Back in New England, one of the most brutal winters in recent memory was still in full swing. Two thousand miles away, a Bostonian vacationing in Austin during South by Southwest shifted his gaze from the gorgeous blue sky  ...

SXSW Film Festival 2003

The 2003 edition of the South by Southwest Film Festival got off to a less than inspiring start with the world premiere of Go Further, Ron Mann's documentary of Woody Harrelson's Simple Organic Living tour. Described by the director  ...

SXSW Film Festival 2004

The wristbands have all been snipped, wallets are depleted, and the normal rhythms of everyday life have resumed in Austin, TX. Officially, the 2004 South by Southwest festival was, as always, a showcase for unsigned bands and unheralded filmmakers,  ...

25th Hour

25th Hour is the new Spike Lee "joint," a term that too often suggests an abbreviation for "disjointed mess." The director's latter-day efforts like Girl 6 and Bamboozled are nothing if not ambitious, but they suffer from attention deficit  ...

Solaris

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods Jerry Weinstein's review of the Tarkovsky Solaris Is Steven Soderbergh regressing? After making a handful of the most intelligent,  ...

Full Frontal

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods Since the release of Erin Brockovich two years ago, Steven Soderbergh's reputation has evolved from "offbeat independent filmmaker" to "Hollywood's latest golden boy." Whether this represents  ...

The Kid Stays in the Picture

The name Robert Evans is synonymous with the "New Hollywood" that briefly flourished in the late 60's and early 70's. As head of Paramount studios and as a producer, Evans had a hand in some of the most  ...

Road to Perdition

There's a terrible disease running rampant in Hollywood. It's called Oscar-itis, and its symptoms are easy to spot. Whenever you see a prominent actor take on the role of a mentally challenged or physically handicapped character, you can  ...

Minority Report

In the dark dystopic future of America, there is a policeman who fervently believes in the system. He hunts down those who would run from the system - until one day the system comes for him. Now he understands  ...