The End of the Affair

Christmas is the time of year for high-profile movies about glossy, doomed relationships, and this year's entry is Neil Jordan's The End of the Affair. But Jordan, being the iconoclast that he is, provides a little more bite than  ...

The Family Man

If holiday movies were presents under the Christmas tree, The Family Man would be your Aunt Ethel's fruitcake: sickly sweet and hard to swallow. A would-be Yuletide heartwarmer in the "What if?" tradition of A Christmas Carol and It's  ...

Following

You might want to take along a bridgetable and a pitcher of lemonade when you go see Following. It’s a film that offers more pleasure as a jigsaw puzzle than it does as a movie. Bill (Jeremy  ...

The King of Masks

The King of Masks is a tour de force, a rare movie where every character demands your full attention and you are happy to give it to them. It tells a simple story. The time is the 1930s, a  ...

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels shares two important similarities with Alberto Benigni's oscar-nominated Life Is Beautiful. They are both in foreign languages, but Benigni's Italian  ...

Mystery Men

Mystery Men takes place in a mysterious time in a mysterious city, a city with strange satellites orbiting around futuristic skyscrapers and billboards in every language. Everything suggests a world where Earthlings have become one with each other's culture,  ...

The Pledge

Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Tom Noonan, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, Mickey Rourke, Sam Shepard…What is this, the list of courtside-seat ticket holders at a recent L.A. Lakers games? No, it’s the cast of  ...

Random Hearts

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Sydney Pollack has made an interesting and engrossing film in Random Hearts. It is being marketed as a love story - which it is - so some will complain  ...

Ride the High Country

Sam Peckinpah was 36 years old when he made Ride the High Country, but it feels like the work of a man who’s somewhat farther along in years. That’s not because the film speaks so knowingly about the difficulties of  ...

Sidewalks of New York

Individually Hand Dyed Mesh Silk Kimono Top in Orange and Black Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's The One) wrote, produced, directed, and stars in Sidewalks of New York and he acquits himself in  ...