Antitrust

AntiTrust is that rarity among Hollywood films, a perfect match of form and content. This is no compliment: the story harps on the dangers of technology, and the crass, hyperactive storytelling, studded with tacky special effects that were dated  ...

Beloved

Beloved (1998) Buy it at Art.com Beloved is a powerful and compelling film about the anguish of slavery, seen primarily in  ...

Bowfinger

Robert Bowfinger (Steve Martin) wants to be a player so bad he can taste it. Pushing 50, with only the shell of a production company to show for his efforts, he sees his chance at the big time in  ...

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

Director Don McGlynn, who has directed documentaries about such American musical icons as Art Pepper, the Mills Brothers and Spike Jones, has given us a rich and many layered story with Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog. The documentary  ...

The Color of Paradise

The Color of Paradise is about a blind boy who sees with clarity and his sighted father who is blind to the beauty in his own family. It is a film made from a deeply spiritual point of view,  ...

The Exorcist

The legend of The Exorcist is almost as well known and mythic as the movie itself. Fresh off an Oscar win, director/wunderkind/arrogant genius William Friedkin’s methods of dealing with the film's cast and crew would have broken Geneva convention  ...

Finding Forrester

Gus Van Sant both directed and wrote his early films -- Mala Noche, Drugstore Cowboy, My Private Idaho -- and they were films that showed originality, exuberance, and integrity: the promise of an auteur. Then there were some less  ...

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith could legitimately be labeled a rehash. In the romantic comedy genre, it tosses in gentle religious jokes by having the rivals for the heroine's attentions be a coupleof thirty-something clerics - a rabbi and a priest,  ...

Last Night

Last Night sounds like the name of a 20-something sex comedy, but the title of writer-director Don McKellar’s film is meant to be taken literally. Set in present-day Toronto, Last Night covers the last six hours on Earth  ...

The Low Down

Frank is a London yuppie, roughly 30, who lives next door to a crackhouse. He's kept the place for years, clinging to his college affectations - the rough neighborhood is his badge of authenticity, a means of convincing himself  ...