East-West

Director Regis Wargnier's only work that drew much attention prior to East-West was Indochine, an overrated 1992 historical soaper that might better have been called Days of Our Colonial Lives. (That Indochine won an Academy award for best foreign  ...

Genghis Blues

... Genghis Blues is one of those movies that starts out simply and then grows and grows. By the time the lights come up you will feel as if you have been taken on a fascinating trip with a bunch  ...

The Last Detail

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Of the two collaborations between Jack Nicholson and Robert Towne in the early 70's, Chinatown is the more celebrated, and rightly so. Under the directorial hand of Roman Polanski,  ...

Lies

California Poppy 25X Resin Extract California Poppy has the reputation of being a non-addictive alternative to the opium poppy, though it is less powerful. California poppy is a traditional mild, relaxing smoke – but not that  ...

Miss Congeniality

Back in the heyday of the studio system, when MGM, Warner Brothers, and RKO were cranking out movies weekly, it was common to hear moviegoers talking about having seen "The new (name of star here) picture." What the title,  ...

Not One Less

Suggested reading: China into Film: Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema (2000), Jerome Silbergeld New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics (1996),Nick Browne (Editor) Critics often say that movies are "full of life" to indicate  ...

The Replacements

When future civilizations look back to study the nadir that is this year's barren crop of movies, The Replacements will deserve particular scrutiny and scorn. It's a shabby patchwork of a film, one that lip-synchs its way through an  ...

Shampoo

It's election day, 1968, and Beverly Hills hairdresser George Roundy (Warren Beatty) is applying for a loan to start his own salon. The loan officer, taking in George's windswept bouffant and lack of any tangible assets, sizes him up  ...

Small Time Crooks

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Scarcely six months after the release of Sweet and Lowdown, Woody Allen is back again with Small Time Crooks. The new comedy is being distributed by DreamWorks and, for  ...