Felicia’s Journey

Here's something different: a serial killer movie with no on-screen violence. In Felicia's Journey, Bob Hoskins is Joseph Hildritch, a catering manager for a factory in England's industrial Midlands. Hildritch is mild-mannered and soft spoken, but right from the  ...

Gods and Monsters

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The Father of Frankenstein (the novel on which the film is based) (1996),Christopher Bram .. The central dramatic energy  ...

Happiness

CV admits from the start: we hated Welcome to the Dollhouse, Todd Solondz' 1995 film, which we found to be unfunny and mean spirited. Fortunately, our good friend Tessi Tura urged us to try a little Happiness and who  ...

Hilary and Jackie

Hilary and Jackie is based on the book by Hilary du Pre recounting the story of her life and that of her sister, the cellist Jacqueline. As young children the sisters were very close; their emotional bond is described  ...

Legong: Dance of the Virgins

. Suggested reading: Voices in Bali: Energies and Perceptions in Vocal Music and Dance Theater (1998), Edward Herbst Silent Movies (1995), Neil Sinyard The Silent Screen (1997), Richard Dyer MacCann The Movies in  ...

The Messenger

The turn of the 21st century is a dichotomous period in which there is a rekindling of religious fervor, from fundamentalist Christians to fundamentalist Muslims, on the one hand, and a pervasive non-spiritual, scientific, materialistic bent in the Western  ...

Pay It Forward

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com On paper, Pay It Forward displays an impressive roster: Oscar-winning actors Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt along with Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment and other notable talents. But assembling  ...

The Red Violin

.. Francois Girard's Thirty Two Short Films About Glen Gould (1993) was a remarkable and fascinating film that explored the complexity of the great pianist through a series of short episodes. Now Girard offers up a very different film that  ...

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Moviegoers seeking respite from ponderous three-hour action epics could probably do worse than The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, a hyperactive update of the 1960's cartoon series featuring the flying squirrel and the dim-witted moose. The movie is like  ...

A Single Girl (La Fille Seule)

As the opening scene in La Fille Seule unfolds, there is a sense that 1960 is happening all over again. Instead of Jean-Paul Belmondo’s Michel walking up to the cafe counter, counting the change in his pocket to the  ...