Faithless (Trolosa)

In Faithless, Ingmar Bergman's script remains in the territory he staked out years ago and claimed as his own--a special corner of the Swedish psyche that is morbidly introspective and hopelessly alienated. In the 1960's and 1970's, Bergman created  ...

Focus

Arthur Miller is by any account a major figure in American letters, principally as a playwright. Had he written nothing other than Death of a Salesman, his position in the pantheon would be assured. With a pronouncedly social/political bent,  ...

Get Real

Get Real, director Simon Shore and producer Stephen Taylor's film adaptation of Patrick Wilde's play, What's Wrong With Angry?,is funny, well made, and thought provoking on many levels. They've set out to make the story of an English teenager's  ...

The Importance of Being Earnest

If, on the one hand, the world continues to remember Oscar Wilde for "the love that dares not speak its name," the same world, on the other hand, continues to remember the same Oscar Wilde for his great and  ...

Isn’t She Great

A movie based on the life of best-selling novelist Jacqueline Susann could veer in any number of different directions. She was neurotically ambitious and emotionally needy; her books, while enormously successful in the popular marketplace, are truly dreadful potboilers;  ...

Live from Baghdad

--Exchange between Minister of Information Naji Al-Hadithi and CNN Executive Producer Robert Wiener Early on in HBO’s Live from Baghdad, Producer Ingrid Formaneck (Helena Bonham-Carter) cautions her Executive Producer Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) “the moment we become the story,  ...

Malena

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive A coming-of-age story from the director of Cinema Paradiso, Malena is set in a Sicilian seaside village  ...

The Palm Beach Story

Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story .. Preston Sturges, son of a wealthy American family, served in the Air Force in World War I and invented a kissproof lipstick before turning to writing comedy during  ...

Play It to the Bone

Ron Shelton is a brilliant, if uneven, filmmaker, yet his films are so modest, it's easy to overlook his originality. In his best work - Cobb, White Men Can't Jump, Bull Durham - he's completely retooled the sports film.  ...

Ride with the Devil

Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil is a film of monumental ambition. It attempts no less than to reinvent the Civil War film. Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind are among the defining works  ...