The Circle

As the main titles run on a plain black screen, the soundtrack of The Circle blares the anguished screams of a woman in labor. It's the only voiced scream that is heard in this moving and bitterly bleak film  ...

Down to Earth

Some of Chris Rock's best standup comedy - which is to say, some of the best stand-up comedy, period - stems from his awareness that being a black man gives him license to make outrageous observations that would be  ...

Fight Club

David Fincher’s Fight Club (from a novel by Chuck Palahniuk) is about a special kind of male anger. It’s the anger of single guys, night-owl guys, guys who work and fret and have nothing to show for it, guys  ...

Goodbye Lover

Goodbye Lover is a real change of pace for director Roland Joffe, whose previous major work (The Killing Fields, The Mission) was on a rather epic scale. We liked his 1995 adaptation of The Scarlet Letter more than most  ...

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  ...

Last Resort

Making films is a collaborative process, involving many creative people under the helm of the director. The bigger and more complex the production, the bigger the creative team, all too often resulting in a loss of the personal, human  ...

Man of the Century

Johnny Twennies is a fast-talking reporter for a minor metropolitan newspaper who pounds out his columns on a manual typewriter by day and takes his best girl out to "hit the town and drag a sock" at night. In  ...

Never Been Kissed

Drew Barrymore is very cute. She is an actor you pull for. You want her to succeed. The aisle is very crowded and there is a lot of gum on the floor. It will be difficult to get  ...

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.  ...

Rushmore

...Rushmore had slipped between the cracks for CV until now. It had been on our list of movies to catch up with since it opened a couple of months back and developed a certain buzz - at least in some  ...