Boiler Room

Suggested reading: The Boiler Room and Other Telephone Sales Scams (1998), Robert Joseph Stevenson It's often said that there are only seven (five, twelve – take your pick) stories in the world, the rest  ...

Buena Vista Social Club

The Cinema of Wim Wenders: Image, Narrative, and the Postmodern Condition (1997), Roger F. Cook (Editor) Buena Vista Social Club For voice, piano and guitar chords. From the motion picture  ...

Dark City

Dark City has been compared to Blade Runner, a 1982 sci fi wonder from Ridley Scott that starred Harrison Ford. Would that Dark City were half as good. The best sci fi or horror films - the  ...

Dinosaur

... home | art & architecture | books & cds | dance | destinations | film | opera | television | theater | archives The opening scenes of Dinosaur are an astounding technical  ...

Driven

Driven is not so much a film as a two-hour video game, minus audience participation. Spectacular car crashes and special effects surround two-dimensional characters and a story so cliched and false that one never gets involved beyond waiting  ...

Fight Club

David Fincher’s Fight Club (from a novel by Chuck Palahniuk) is about a special kind of male anger. It’s the anger of single guys, night-owl guys, guys who work and fret and have nothing to show for it, guys  ...

The House of Mirth

Gillian Anderson in The House of Mirth Buy the photo at MovieGoods.com Novelist Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and, in her writings, etched that spoon with her acid-sharp observations of  ...

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

For many cinema buffs the phrase “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is more than an in-joke—it’s a password, a touchstone. Derived from Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels, it’s the name of the “serious” motion picture that director John Sullivan wants  ...

Return to Me

Here's a movie with heart. Literally. Return to Me features what may be the ickiest romantic comedy premise since Harold and Maude - one that takes the sap-drenched Titanic ballad "My Heart Will Go On" at face value. Director  ...