Urbania

Suggested reading: The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings (1989), Jan Harold Brunvand The Big Book of Urban Legends (1994), Jan Harold Brunvand _________________________________________ In Urbania, first-time director Jon Shear uses  ...

All About My Mother

Rembrandt Dazzling White Tooth Bleaching Value Kit There is nothing like an Almodovar film. Triumphs of excess, they are nothing if not too much: too much color (reds so vibrant  ...

Annie Hall

Suggested reading: Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen (1998), Mary P. Nichols Without Feathers (1990), Woody Allen Perspectives on Woody Allen (Perspectives on Film) (1996), Renee R. Curry (Editor)  ...

Belle de Jour

When Belle de Jour was first released in 1967, CV was a lot younger, the world of film was less jaded, and the subject matter here was unquestionably titillating. Today, when sadism/masochism has become common subject matter for  ...

The Dish

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com It's not hyperbole to say that the entire world held its collective breath in support of a common cause on July 20, 1969. Those old enough to have  ...

George Washington

George Washington opens with two youngsters, barely into their teens, in conversation. Nasia (Candace Evanofski) is breaking up with Buddy (Curtis Cotton III), who is still crazy about her. "Did you think we were going to be together forever?"  ...

Holy Smoke

Jane Campion is an exasperating filmmaker. She makes compelling - if uneven - films in a style so affected that it takes real effort to wade through her pretensions. Her best-known film, The Piano, all but drowns in portentous  ...

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde's 1895 play, An Ideal Husband, was made into a movie in 1947 with a stellar cast. (Alas, we haven't seen it.) Then, a Russian language version was made in 1980 which we wonder if anyone saw. Now  ...

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost is sort of an Elizabethan take on the difficulties of sublimation in the under thirty set. The young King of Navarre, along with three equally young lords, sign a pact to concentrate on their studies  ...

Rules of Engagement

Where movies are concerned, the first few months of the year 2000 call to mind the classic Thanksgiving episode of WKRP in Cincinnati - the one where station manager Arthur Carlson arranges for dozens of live turkeys to be  ...