The Claim

The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy's classic novel of transgression, repentance, and redemption denied has been morphed by director Michael Winterbottom (Wonderland, Welcome to Sarajevo) into an epic Western, shifting the locale from Dorchester, England to California's Sierra Nevada  ...

Croupier

Most summer movies arrive accompanied by a barrage of hype equivalent to the onscreen pyrotechnics that are their reason for being. A few appear seemingly from out of nowhere, slipping past media surveillance and alighting briefly on arthouse screens before  ...

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

The most cursory glance at Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary screams out that it is a Guy Maddin film. His fifth feature does not depart from his usual modus operandi – the loving, nostalgic caricature of  ...

The Exorcist

The legend of The Exorcist is almost as well known and mythic as the movie itself. Fresh off an Oscar win, director/wunderkind/arrogant genius William Friedkin’s methods of dealing with the film's cast and crew would have broken Geneva convention  ...

Finding Forrester

Gus Van Sant both directed and wrote his early films -- Mala Noche, Drugstore Cowboy, My Private Idaho -- and they were films that showed originality, exuberance, and integrity: the promise of an auteur. Then there were some less  ...

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith could legitimately be labeled a rehash. In the romantic comedy genre, it tosses in gentle religious jokes by having the rivals for the heroine's attentions be a coupleof thirty-something clerics - a rabbi and a priest,  ...

Last Night

Last Night sounds like the name of a 20-something sex comedy, but the title of writer-director Don McKellar’s film is meant to be taken literally. Set in present-day Toronto, Last Night covers the last six hours on Earth  ...

The Low Down

Frank is a London yuppie, roughly 30, who lives next door to a crackhouse. He's kept the place for years, clinging to his college affectations - the rough neighborhood is his badge of authenticity, a means of convincing himself  ...

My Dog Skip

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Time is a benevolent filter, it cushions our memories. A World War II veteran can calmly explain how he picked up a live grenade in 1944 and threw  ...