Before Night Falls

Biopics about writers don't come along often--Zola, Burroughs, a few others. Perhaps the reason lies in the difficulty of translating into film terms a process that is essentially internal. A painter can be observed painting, a dancer, dancing. Composers  ...

The Cider House Rules

The film versions of John Irving�s novels (The World According to Garp, Hotel New Hampshire) have seen varied results with the author�s typically quirky mix of eccentric characters, nostalgia and sentiment. With The Cider House Rules, Irving has finally  ...

Cotton Mary

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Ismail Merchant, who was born in India, has placed a number of his films there. Frequently working with his partner James Ivory, their filmography includes Bombay Talkie, The Courtesans  ...

Endurance

Endurance is The Documentary That Won't End about the Man Who Won't Stop Running. The subject of the film is Ethiopian championship distance runner Haile Gebreselassie (played by himself). The subtitle is: "In the heart of a champion is  ...

Fantasia/2000

. The original 1940 Fantasia was Walt Disney's attempt to bring great serious music to the mass market, making it palatable by "interpreting" it with animated images. The segment of the film that worked best was "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a  ...

The Grandfather

The Grandfather opens with a shot of a framed photograph sitting on a table, a picture of a mother and her two daughters. The camera pulls back and reveals a luxurious room, all ochres and golds, yellow roses, brocade  ...

I Dreamed of Africa

African Nights: True Stories from the author of I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Kuki Gallmann From the opening swells of Maurice Jarre's lush orchestration to the sweeping pictorial grandeur of the final shot, I Dreamed of Africa  ...

Inspector Gadget

There are two Inspector Gadgets in this movie, both played by Matthew Broderick: the Good Gadget and the Bad Gadget. If you are 8 or under, which seems to be the target audience for this film, you will root  ...

Joe the King

Grundig FR 200 Emergency Radio Windup AM/FM/Shortwave radio with flashlight - a one-minute wind provides up to one hour play time. Be prepared if power is down and batteries run dead... Buy it at Amazon.com  ...

Landscape

A doctor blows cigar smoke down the throat of a boy choking on a berry and miraculously saves his life. The widow of a clockmaker--so passionate that only the most sturdy flowers survive in her garden--promises a soldier  ...