In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar-wei is best known in America for the vibrant, goofy visual pyrotechnics of Chungking Express and Happy Together. These films are the work of a perpetual adolescent, unlikely love stories shot through with bursts of reckless energy and  ...

Julien Donkey-Boy

The 1997 release of Gummo, Harmony Korine's directorial debut, met with the sort of warm reception usually reserved for war atrocities and three-hour Kevin Costner epics. Janet Maslin of the New York Times famously declared it the worst movie  ...

Love is the Devil

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The biography to whose author the film is dedicated: The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon (1994), Daniel Farson In  ...

A Map of the World

Easy-to-use 16oz teapot and four gourmet tea samples See a brief video demonstration A Map of the World is a primer in lousy moviemaking, and the result of what happens when a pedestrian director shoots a tone-deaf  ...

The Muse

Albert Brooks' first three films as director, co-writer and star - Real Life (1979), Modern Romance (1981) and Lost in America (1985) - are as striking and original as any American comedies since Preston Sturges' 1940's heyday. They've set  ...

The School of Flesh

CV loves Isabelle Huppert. She has a fine-boned beauty combined with an intelligence that glows in her eyes. As an actress, she can convey the most subtle emotions and shifts of feeling effortlessly, convincingly, believably. She also -  ...

Slamdance Festival 2000

... Slamdance - Festival 2000 . a culturevulture.net special report by Scott Von Doviak It begins at the Salt Lake City airport. That's when the cell phones come out in force, magically sprouting from the  ...

Spinal Tap

Click to buy the poster at MovieGoods.com The career of fictional rock group Spinal Tap is a high decibel example of life imitating art imitating life. Since their 1984 debut as England's loudest band, Michael McKean,  ...

Sunshine

"Sunshine" is the translation of a markedly Jewish family name, Sonnenschein, and it is also the name of the elixir ("A Taste of Sunshine") which makes this fictional family's fortune in late nineteenth century Hungary. Academy Award winning Hungarian  ...

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days is an adrenaline-charged retelling of the 1962 world crisis that pitted American leadership against the aggressive encroachment of the Soviet Union, which was stealthily placing nuclear-capable missiles with a 1,000 mile attack capability in Cuba. Cold war  ...