Happy Accidents

If the Woody Allen of Annie Hall and the Nicolas Roeg of The Man Who Fell to Earth had ever collaborated on a movie, the result might have looked something like Happy Accidents. Brad Anderson’s new film, starring Marisa  ...

The King of Masks

The King of Masks is a tour de force, a rare movie where every character demands your full attention and you are happy to give it to them. It tells a simple story. The time is the 1930s, a  ...

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels shares two important similarities with Alberto Benigni's oscar-nominated Life Is Beautiful. They are both in foreign languages, but Benigni's Italian  ...

Love in the Mirror

Love in the Mirror had its world premiere at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival and played in Italy shortly thereafter. It doesn't seem to have found international distribution since then, which will surprise no one who sees it.  ...

Mansfield Park

Suggested reading: Mansfield Park: authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism (1998), Jane Austen The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense & Sensibility (1999), Natalie C. Tyler The author's Inheritance: Henry Fielding,  ...

Mystery Men

Mystery Men takes place in a mysterious time in a mysterious city, a city with strange satellites orbiting around futuristic skyscrapers and billboards in every language. Everything suggests a world where Earthlings have become one with each other's culture,  ...

The Perfect Storm

In October 1991, Hurricane Grace collided with a Canadian low pressure center and a cold front off the New England coast. This freakish combination of forces produced what meteorologists called "The Perfect Storm" – a Force 12 monster packing  ...

The Pledge

Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Tom Noonan, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, Mickey Rourke, Sam Shepard…What is this, the list of courtside-seat ticket holders at a recent L.A. Lakers games? No, it’s the cast of  ...

Random Hearts

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Sydney Pollack has made an interesting and engrossing film in Random Hearts. It is being marketed as a love story - which it is - so some will complain  ...

Ride the High Country

Sam Peckinpah was 36 years old when he made Ride the High Country, but it feels like the work of a man who’s somewhat farther along in years. That’s not because the film speaks so knowingly about the difficulties of  ...