Love & Sex

Woody Allen has a lot to answer for. His two great romantic comedies - Annie Hall and Manhattan - were so startling in their reinvention of the romantic comedy that they've managed to derail the genre. These are films  ...

Mifune

In Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Toshiro Mifune played Kikuchiyo, the son of a peasant farmer who lays claim to the noble status of a samurai warrior. In Mifune, the new film from Danish director S�ren Kragh-Jacobsen, Anders W. Berthelsen  ...

Mumford

Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford is a well-tuned vehicle with no destination. It is not funny enough to be a comedy, not serious enough to be a drama, and not deep enough to be much more than a slick two-hanky Hollywood  ...

The Producers

Moviegoers who think that Mel Brooks' zenith as a filmmaker was marked by flatulence around a campfire, or that the Farrelly Brothers invented the "do anything for a laugh, no matter how offensive" philosophy need to investigate The Producers.  ...

Toy Story 2

the book (ages 4-8).. other books (ages 4-8): Toy Story: Complete Guide to the World and Characters of Toy Story Toy Story 2: A Read-Aloud Storybook Remember that box of old comic  ...

The Virgin Suicides

Sofia Coppola's catatonic performance in her father's 1990 film The Godfather Part III was universally savaged, and at age nineteen it appeared that her career might be finished – she's had only a few roles of minor importance since  ...

culturevulture.net – review

After the well crafted, carefully observed tour de force on human foibles that was Memories of Murder, one wouldn’t exactly expect writer-director Bong Joon-ho to follow it up with a monster horror movie. Even with only three features under his  ...

Ludivine Sagnier Interview: culturevulture.net -film review

Here in the United States, the name Ludivine Sagnier may not elicit much recognition from anyone other than young girls who identified with her when she played Tinkerbelle in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan; or perhaps those older  ...

Volver

With Volver Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar seduces his audiences more subtly than in his previous work. The hard, bright visual surfaces of his signature hyperreal style still predominate. But Volver wends its way playfully through Dalí-esque surrealism, nineteenth-century melodrama, pictorial  ...