Words of My Perfect Teacher

Buddhism is a strange religion to us Westerners. Buddhists do not have a God, nor do they have the consolation prize of life after death. They do believe in reincarnation, though it’s more like a necessary pit stop  ...

8 1/2 Women

Peter Greenaway’s 8 1/2 Women begins on a grief note: the immeasurably rich Philip Emmenthal (John Standing) beckons his son Storey (Matthew Delamere) home when Storey’s mother dies. The older man is inconsolable, and father and son spend their  ...

Any Given Sunday

The ubiquitous trailer for Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday jostles vertiginous shots of bone-crunching football action against extreme close-ups of Al Pacino yelling, all set to a thundering hip-hop beat. It may well be the most chaotic, ear-splitting two  ...

Best in Show

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Christopher Guest specializes in people who, desperately needing to feel like somebody but lacking legitimate talent, impersonate achievers. They’re karaoke singers. Best in Show is a "mockumentary" (a form  ...

The Celebration

The Celebration is a powerful film about a highly dysfunctional family. It is well written in dramatic terms, opening as family members and guests arrive at the family owned inn, proceeding with scenes among various individuals in this menage  ...

Happy, Texas

Steve Zahn makes a formidable idiot. No one plays stoned bemusement with such inspiration, such slow-on-the-uptake brilliance. In supporting roles in Out of Sight and That Thing You Do!, he walked away with his every scene, his cotton-mouthed mumbling  ...

His Secret Life (Le Fate Ignoranti)

Charcuterie Sampler: 1) Herbette: pheasant, pork, fennel and herbs as a rich country pate 2) Mousquetaire: a classic Gascon mix of duck, pork, prunes and Armagnac 3) Peppercorn: a silken poultry liver mousse, sparked with cracked black pepper DEAN  ...

I Dreamed of Africa

African Nights: True Stories from the author of I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Kuki Gallmann From the opening swells of Maurice Jarre's lush orchestration to the sweeping pictorial grandeur of the final shot, I Dreamed of Africa  ...

Inspector Gadget

There are two Inspector Gadgets in this movie, both played by Matthew Broderick: the Good Gadget and the Bad Gadget. If you are 8 or under, which seems to be the target audience for this film, you will root  ...

Joe the King

Grundig FR 200 Emergency Radio Windup AM/FM/Shortwave radio with flashlight - a one-minute wind provides up to one hour play time. Be prepared if power is down and batteries run dead... Buy it at Amazon.com  ...