The General

The General is John Boorman's gritty, factual biopic based on the life of Martin Cahill, a Dublin gangster who emerged with major notoriety in the 1980s as the mastermind of a series of audacious robberies. It is an  ...

La Grande Illusion

Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion throws many people for a loop the first time they see it. Its reputation as one of the great works of cinema leads them to expect an eye-popper like Citizen Kane, or a work such  ...

Kinsey

At one point about midway through the last century, Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey was the second-most recognized man in the country, outside of the president. If this seems strange to a generation that came of age after the social  ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A large theater. A full house of predominantly young viewers, a little restless, a little rambunctious. The lights go down, the show begins, the chatter stops and attention is rapt for the next two hours, the only sounds that  ...

No One Writes to the Colonel

Elegant Handcrafted and Individually Dyed Mesh Silk Poncho No One Writes to the Colonel, Arturo Ripstein's film based on a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novella, is about hope sustained in the face of dashed expectations,  ...

Reindeer Games

Jamoca Chocolate Kahlua Cake It's beginning to look a lot like...Christmas? Either someone at Dimension Films neglected to flip the last couple of pages on the release calendar or  ...

Romeo Must Die

Jet Li is a former National Wushu champion in his native China who first appeared on US audiences' radar screens in a major way via some pyrotechnic fights that provided the only interesting parts of 1998's lethargic Lethal Weapon  ...

Say It Isn’t So

There isn’t much gray area in moviegoers' opinions of the Farrelly brothers.They find films like Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin, and There's Something About Mary either asphyxiatingly funny - or mind-numbing swill.Say It Isn't So is being promoted as the  ...

Shaft

Here comes the NYPD's worst nightmare. Hot on the heels of the uproar over Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin" (New York's Finest are boycotting the Boss's string of Madison Square Garden dates over the song inspired by the Amadou Diallo  ...

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense is a moving and contemplative film that ranks with the best of the year, a surprise in view of the youth and inexperience of its 29-year-old writer/director, M. Night Shyamalan Child Psychologist Malcolm Crowe  ...