The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

In 1947 the Brooklyn Dodgers broke baseball's color barrier when they brought Jackie Robinson into the major leagues. The same year saw the retirement of Hank Greenberg who was the first great Jewish superstar. Hank consoled Jackie that year,  ...

The Limey

The Limey is a suspense movie directed by Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies and videotape) with a screenplay by Lem Dobbs. Lovers of film noir will remember Fred C. Dobbs as the tortured Humphrey Bogart character in John Huston's Treasure  ...

Nurse Betty

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty is the first post-traumatic stress disorder comedy. It's also the film in which LaBute finally earns the accolades he won for his first two films.  ...

Outside Providence

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Outside Providence is the newest jump into teen nostalgia by ultra-hot screenwriting team Peter and Bobby Farrelly. It is their story of growing up in Rhode Island. If the Farrellys  ...

Stir of Echoes

Children who communicate with the dead are turning up with increasing frequency at the multiplex these days. The surprise late summer hit The Sixth Sense continues to haunt theaters, and young star Haley Joel Osment's extraordinary performance as the  ...

The Tao of Steve

Dex is a fine example of the genus Bohemius Americanus. 250 lbs. of spiky intelligence and unfettered libido, Dex is both brilliant and lazy. He commands sufficient erudition to rationalize his "moral turpitude" with quotes from Kierkegaard and Lao-Tse,  ...

Time and Tide (Seunlau ngaklau)

Suggested reading: Planet Hong Kong : Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (2000), David Bordwell At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World (2001), Esther C.M. Yau, editor When an American thinks of contemporary Hong  ...

Trippin’

.. In the production notes for Trippin', screenwriter Gary Hardwick says: "It's sort of semi-autobiographical about my last couple of years in high school." He also says: "It took me a week to write a first draft and another week  ...

A Walk on the Moon

. A Walk on the Moon was very popular with the audience at the Sundance Festival in January and that is fully understandable. Tony Goldwyn's first film is a warmhearted treat, full of small pleasures and nicely observed detail  ...

Boy (Shonen): culturevulture.net -film review

Among Japan’s pantheon of great directors, and there are many, none is more notorious than Nagisa Oshima, not even pretender to the throne Takashi Miike. (That is because Oshima’s shocks almost always feel devout while Miike’s often seem  ...