The Woman Chaser

Charles Willeford was one of the luckiest authors ever to have his novels put onto film: few writers have seen adaptations of their work infested with so many touches of dark, indelible wit. In Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter, it was  ...

The Astronaut Farmer

The Astronaut Farmer has an improbable back-story that emerges as the plot trudges forward. It stars Billy Bob Thornton as Charles Farmer, the father, husband, and washed-up astronaut-in-training of the film’s title. Farmer’s own  ...

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Al Franken: God Spoke (2006) Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus, directors www.godspokefilm.com A funny thing happened to Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus on the way to making their documentary on Reverend Al Sharpton. While  ...

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Le Petit Lieutenant is an absorbing French police procedural drama that follows the initiation of a young lieutenant into a Paris plain-clothes detective unit. Antoine Derouère (Jalil Lespert) is an amiable, naïve, yet ambitious  ...

After Stonewall

Suggested reading: Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay & Lesbian History for High School & College Students (1994), Kevin Jennings (Editor) Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America  ...

Black Cat, White Cat

Three parts surreal slapstick to one part romantic comedy, Black Cat, White Cat tells the story of two extended gypsy families living on the Danube River. The patriarchs of the families, Grga Pitic (Sabri Sulejmani) and Zarije Destanov (Zabit  ...

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.  ...

The Emperor’s New Groove

The Disney shop often delivers cookie-cutter animated features, repeated variations on tried-and-true formulas. On occasion, (Fantasia 2000), they bore the kids, even as they slight the intelligence of the audience of all ages. But from time to time the  ...

Girl, Interrupted

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Suggested reading: Stop Walking on Eggshells-Coping When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder (1998), Paul T. Mason, et. al. The Angry  ...