culturevulture.net and AMC salute Alfred Hitchcock

culturevulture.net salutes Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980) Twenty-one years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock remains the most imitated filmmaker who ever lived. No other director so peerlessly combined craftsmanship and personality, popularity and genius.  ...

The Insider

Proving once again that where there's smoke, there's fire, more than a few people are feeling the burn from Michael Mann's new ripped-from-the-headlines docudrama, The Insider. Based on "The Man Who Knew Too Much," a Vanity Fair article by  ...

Time Regained (Le Temps Retrouve)

With Time Regained, director Ra�l Ruiz makes a 180 degree turnaround from his last outing, a forgettable commercial thriller, Shattered Image. Here he takes on the last volume of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, generally considered to be  ...

Love & Sex

Woody Allen has a lot to answer for. His two great romantic comedies - Annie Hall and Manhattan - were so startling in their reinvention of the romantic comedy that they've managed to derail the genre. These are films  ...

Mifune

In Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Toshiro Mifune played Kikuchiyo, the son of a peasant farmer who lays claim to the noble status of a samurai warrior. In Mifune, the new film from Danish director S�ren Kragh-Jacobsen, Anders W. Berthelsen  ...

Mumford

Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford is a well-tuned vehicle with no destination. It is not funny enough to be a comedy, not serious enough to be a drama, and not deep enough to be much more than a slick two-hanky Hollywood  ...

The Producers

Moviegoers who think that Mel Brooks' zenith as a filmmaker was marked by flatulence around a campfire, or that the Farrelly Brothers invented the "do anything for a laugh, no matter how offensive" philosophy need to investigate The Producers.  ...

Toy Story 2

the book (ages 4-8).. other books (ages 4-8): Toy Story: Complete Guide to the World and Characters of Toy Story Toy Story 2: A Read-Aloud Storybook Remember that box of old comic  ...

The Virgin Suicides

Sofia Coppola's catatonic performance in her father's 1990 film The Godfather Part III was universally savaged, and at age nineteen it appeared that her career might be finished – she's had only a few roles of minor importance since  ...

culturevulture.net – review

After the well crafted, carefully observed tour de force on human foibles that was Memories of Murder, one wouldn’t exactly expect writer-director Bong Joon-ho to follow it up with a monster horror movie. Even with only three features under his  ...