The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Moviegoers seeking respite from ponderous three-hour action epics could probably do worse than The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, a hyperactive update of the 1960's cartoon series featuring the flying squirrel and the dim-witted moose. The movie is like  ...

A Single Girl (La Fille Seule)

As the opening scene in La Fille Seule unfolds, there is a sense that 1960 is happening all over again. Instead of Jean-Paul Belmondo’s Michel walking up to the cafe counter, counting the change in his pocket to the  ...

To Have and Have Not

Made while World War II was still going on, To Have and Have Not, based on the Hemingway novel, was great wartime escapist entertainment. That it holds up as well as it does fifty years later is a tribute  ...

Absolute Wilson

A documentary by Katharina Otto-Bernstein A boy in a boat transfixed by light. A nail goes into a hand and someone sings. A woman in black evening dress faces the audience and fires  ...

Casino Royale

It’s a pleasure to write a review of a good film, especially for one that I was prepared to find derivative and tired. But Casino Royale has all the best attributes of a James Bond film without any of the  ...

Romantico (2005)

A documentary produced, directed and edited by Mark Becker web site When Mark Becker started interviewing subjects for a documentary short about the mariachi singers who were working the taquerias and hipster clubs in San Francisco’s Hispanic Mission District,  ...

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita is a powerful and profound work by the great director Federico Fellini. The film follows a series of events in the life of a journalist (Marcello Mastroianni) which explore his dissatisfaction in his work and  ...

Antitrust

AntiTrust is that rarity among Hollywood films, a perfect match of form and content. This is no compliment: the story harps on the dangers of technology, and the crass, hyperactive storytelling, studded with tacky special effects that were dated  ...

Beloved

Beloved (1998) Buy it at Art.com Beloved is a powerful and compelling film about the anguish of slavery, seen primarily in  ...