Break a Leg

When the first thing heard on a movie soundtrack is the sound of a toilet flushing, it forebodes either another of those tired, bathroom-humor comedies or an unimaginative director desperately trying to grab attention and energize a lackluster product.  ...

Condo Painting

The Imaginary Portraits of George Condo George Condo: Paintings and Drawings George Condo is a man possessed by visions. A successful Soho artist, he paints what he sees: the "antipodal beings" that  ...

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous continues the trend of dark satire on the screen, which would include such films as Happiness and the French Sitcom. More specifically we are in a subgenre which we could call high school flick cum  ...

Frank Lloyd Wright

..Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the great creative geniuses of the twentieth century, though his long career was an uneven one. Early successes were followed by a period when he could not land a commission and his wife  ...

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  ...

Incubus

Suggested reading: The Amazing, Colossal Book of Horror Trivia: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scary Movies but Were Afraid to Ask (1999), Jonathan Malcolm Lampley VideoHound's Horror Show: 999 Hair-Raising, Hellish and Humorous Movies (1998), Mike  ...

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  ...

Memento

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

For many cinema buffs the phrase “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is more than an in-joke—it’s a password, a touchstone. Derived from Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels, it’s the name of the “serious” motion picture that director John Sullivan wants  ...

The Realm of Fortune

The Realm of Fortune (El Imperio de la Fortuna) (1986) .. El Imperio de la Fortuna (The Realm of Fortune) is the second film adaptation of a story by one of the masters of Latin American  ...