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  ...

Snatch

Snatch (2000) Buy it at Art.com Moviegoers nostalgic for those halcyon days of the late 1990's when the influence of  ...

Spring Forward

Spring Forward is a small, independently made film, without special effects or gimmickry, that offers an intelligent script and first rate performances. Like You Can Count on Me, it is centered with solidly developed characterizations and the characters have  ...

The Thomas Crown Affair

He's got more money than he knows what to do with and he regularly seems to end up on the top of big business dealings, outsmarting the other side, even as they think they've accomplished the coup. Smart, rich,  ...

Two Family House

Two Family House starts out like a period sitcom - 1950s Staten Island blue-collar Italian-Americans gently, rather affectionately satirized. It takes its time buildingits characters and its story, which is told as family history in an unneeded voiceover by  ...

The Wedding Planner

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com What is there to say about a romantic comedy that would have us believe Jennifer Lopez can't get a date? What sort of movie would be foolish enough to  ...