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  ...

Shower

Shower arrives in commercial distribution after winning fans on the festival circuit, and deservedly so. It's a charming film that gains weight through skillful character development and maintains a sense of humor laced with fondness for its characters  ...

Someone Like You

Individually Hand Dyed Mesh Silk Kimono Top in Orange and Black Lightweight romantic comedies were a major staple of the American movie industry throughout most of the 20th century until the 1970s,  ...

The Swindle (Rien Ne Va Plus)

Eagle Creek Exploration Travel Gear ORV Gear Bag The Swindle is director Claude Chabrol's homage to Alfred Hitchcock, with a wink at David Mamet. Chabrol, nearly 70, has been making films for forty years.  ...

Three Seasons

Three Seasons opens with a gorgeous panorama of the rich, green Vietnamese countryside, accompanied by a haunting musical track made up of high-pitched female voices and exotic stringed instruments. This combination of mysterious music and verdant colors sums up  ...

Train of Life

Train of Life, dealing with a Jewish village's attempts to survive in the face of looming Nazi extermination, is more than another Life is Beautiful. The two films do share one common bond: humor, the idea that only a  ...

Being John Malkovich

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Being John Malkovich is ingenious, different, beautifully directed and acted, and also very, very funny. The story is surreal but it is never slapstick. Spike Jonze’s direction seems to  ...

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

The original Blair Witch Project was more of a stunt than a movie - a very effective stunt for its many admirers, who pushed the box office take of the micro-budgeted indie into the stratosphere. By now, everyone knows  ...