The Virgin Suicides

Sofia Coppola's catatonic performance in her father's 1990 film The Godfather Part III was universally savaged, and at age nineteen it appeared that her career might be finished – she's had only a few roles of minor importance since  ...

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After the well crafted, carefully observed tour de force on human foibles that was Memories of Murder, one wouldn’t exactly expect writer-director Bong Joon-ho to follow it up with a monster horror movie. Even with only three features under his  ...

Ludivine Sagnier Interview: culturevulture.net -film review

Here in the United States, the name Ludivine Sagnier may not elicit much recognition from anyone other than young girls who identified with her when she played Tinkerbelle in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan; or perhaps those older  ...

Volver

With Volver Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar seduces his audiences more subtly than in his previous work. The hard, bright visual surfaces of his signature hyperreal style still predominate. But Volver wends its way playfully through Dalí-esque surrealism, nineteenth-century melodrama, pictorial  ...

The Acid House

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com other reading: Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House (1998), Matthew Collin Bleak, bleak, a laugh, then more  ...

The Beach

An internationally famous young star, a story rife with dramatic possibilities, and a natural setting that appears fit for only gods to inhabit – The Beach has all of these assets, and it squanders them one by one like  ...

Big Momma’s House

1999 was an unusually good year for movies; 2000 has been nowhere near as productive. The Sargasso Sea that so far is film in the new millennium unfortunately continues, with the release of Big Momma's House. This is a  ...

Boys Don’t Cry

"With Love Always and Forever. Brandon." This is how young Brandon (Hilary Swank) signs his last letter to Lana (Chloe Sevigny). By the time Lana reads the letter the inevitable tragedy, towards which the film has been pointing with  ...

Chicken Run

There are several two-word phrases that strike fear into the heart of film critics, among them: "Pauly Shore," "Potemkin remake," and "Eszterhas musical". "Family film" is also high on the list, given that most movies billed as "something the  ...