The Wood

Better than the average bear, as Yogi used to say. In The Wood, the tried-and-true nostalgic high school buddy movie formula is in full swing, but because the script is intelligent, the acting energetic and the dialogue for the  ...

culturevulture.net – review

www.littlechildrenmovie.com/ Ah…the suburbs. “Little Children”, the new film by Academy-award nominee Todd Field (“In the Bedroom”) is an adaption of a book by Tom Perrotta that approaches subjects as banal as infidelity and  ...

Slingshot Hip Hop

Slingshot Hip Hop Director Jackie Salloum Palestine ( 2008 ) 89 minutes. http://www.slingshothiphop.com/( soundtrack available ) trailer We live at such a remove these days, what with e-mails, IMs, text messaging, vid cams, and all the rest, that  ...

20 Dates

There aren't many films that give me a stomach ache. (Ravenous gave me one, though not from laughing.) But 20 Dates, by first-time writer/director/actor Myles Berkowitz, made me howl. I haven't laughed so much at a movie in ages.  ...

Angela’s Ashes

Angela's Ashes is a painstakingly constructed shell with a hollow center - a biographical film that never quite finds its subject. Based on Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir about growing up in Ireland amid appalling poverty, the movie makes  ...

Babel

Tower of Babel: (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another. ( wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn) Babel,  ...

The Bridge (Un pont entre deux rives)

Gerard Depardieu, the actor, is well served by Gerard Depardieu, the director, in The Bridge, a sophisticated and quietly surprising film about what happens in a marriage that one partner has outgrown. Even behind the main titles,  ...

Chocolat

"Once upon a time..." the voiceover begins and Chocolat is instantly in the territory of fairy tales and fables--in this case very much a fable, an imaginative yarn with a moral lesson or two to deliver. The movie is  ...

Girlfight

Ever since the Rocky franchise hit pop culture paydirt in the mid ‘70s and put "feel-good" cinema irrevocably on the map, cineplex screens have been clogged with variations of the same old song and dance. The odds are always  ...