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.  ...

Reindeer Games

Jamoca Chocolate Kahlua Cake It's beginning to look a lot like...Christmas? Either someone at Dimension Films neglected to flip the last couple of pages on the release calendar or  ...

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  ...

Romeo Must Die

Jet Li is a former National Wushu champion in his native China who first appeared on US audiences' radar screens in a major way via some pyrotechnic fights that provided the only interesting parts of 1998's lethargic Lethal Weapon  ...

SXSW Film Festival 2001

Longtime attendees of the annual South by Southwest festival may not have recognized their host city this year. There are so many closed-off roads and buildings in various stages of construction and destruction these days, visitors could be forgiven  ...

Say It Isn’t So

There isn’t much gray area in moviegoers' opinions of the Farrelly brothers.They find films like Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin, and There's Something About Mary either asphyxiatingly funny - or mind-numbing swill.Say It Isn't So is being promoted as the  ...

Shaft

Here comes the NYPD's worst nightmare. Hot on the heels of the uproar over Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin" (New York's Finest are boycotting the Boss's string of Madison Square Garden dates over the song inspired by the Amadou Diallo  ...

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense is a moving and contemplative film that ranks with the best of the year, a surprise in view of the youth and inexperience of its 29-year-old writer/director, M. Night Shyamalan Child Psychologist Malcolm Crowe  ...

Sonnenallee

Protect against West Nile Virus! FDA recommends products with DEET for best protection Off! Insect Repellent II, Aerosol, Unscented - 14.25% DEET I am 17 years old and live in the German Democratic Republic. Otherwise, I  ...

State and Main

It's become something of a rite of passage for maverick filmmakers: biting the hand that feeds them. Sooner or later, whether it's Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard) or Robert Altman (The Player) or the Coen Brothers (Barton Fink), they  ...