Break a Leg

When the first thing heard on a movie soundtrack is the sound of a toilet flushing, it forebodes either another of those tired, bathroom-humor comedies or an unimaginative director desperately trying to grab attention and energize a lackluster product.  ...

The Celebration

The Celebration is a powerful film about a highly dysfunctional family. It is well written in dramatic terms, opening as family members and guests arrive at the family owned inn, proceeding with scenes among various individuals in this menage  ...

The Emperor’s New Groove

The Disney shop often delivers cookie-cutter animated features, repeated variations on tried-and-true formulas. On occasion, (Fantasia 2000), they bore the kids, even as they slight the intelligence of the audience of all ages. But from time to time the  ...

Girl, Interrupted

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Suggested reading: Stop Walking on Eggshells-Coping When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder (1998), Paul T. Mason, et. al. The Angry  ...

Happy, Texas

Steve Zahn makes a formidable idiot. No one plays stoned bemusement with such inspiration, such slow-on-the-uptake brilliance. In supporting roles in Out of Sight and That Thing You Do!, he walked away with his every scene, his cotton-mouthed mumbling  ...

His Secret Life (Le Fate Ignoranti)

Charcuterie Sampler: 1) Herbette: pheasant, pork, fennel and herbs as a rich country pate 2) Mousquetaire: a classic Gascon mix of duck, pork, prunes and Armagnac 3) Peppercorn: a silken poultry liver mousse, sparked with cracked black pepper DEAN  ...

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  ...

I Dreamed of Africa

African Nights: True Stories from the author of I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Kuki Gallmann From the opening swells of Maurice Jarre's lush orchestration to the sweeping pictorial grandeur of the final shot, I Dreamed of Africa  ...

Inspector Gadget

There are two Inspector Gadgets in this movie, both played by Matthew Broderick: the Good Gadget and the Bad Gadget. If you are 8 or under, which seems to be the target audience for this film, you will root  ...