Code 46

In a not-so-distant future time, cloning and genetic manipulation of human beings has become so common that a law, Code 46, is enforced to prevent inbreeding by people who are deemed to be genetically identical. Couples must be screened  ...

The Dinner Game

Farce is a classic comedy form employing extreme exaggeration, improbable incidents, and, often, a very rapid pace with slapstick physical elements, so that the viewer doesn't get a chance to think too much between laughs. Believability of incident is  ...

East Palace, West Palace

.East Palace, West Palace is a remarkable film. In 1997 the Chinese government put its director, Yuan Zhang, under house arrest and confiscated his passport. His friends smuggled the movie out of the country so that it could be  ...

Everest

Suggested reading: Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (1998), Jon Krakauer The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest (1998), Anatoli Boukreev Everest: Mountain Without Mercy (1997), Broughton Coburn Epic:  ...

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Suggested reading: Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism (1993), Alexander Stille The Italians and the Holocaust: Persecution, Rescue, and Survival (1996), Susan Zuccotti Contemporary Italian Filmmaking: Strategies of Subversion: Pirandello, Fellini, Scola,  ...

Girlfight

Ever since the Rocky franchise hit pop culture paydirt in the mid ‘70s and put "feel-good" cinema irrevocably on the map, cineplex screens have been clogged with variations of the same old song and dance. The odds are always  ...

Gone in 60 Seconds

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com In 1974, H.B. "Toby" Halicki released Gone in 60 Seconds, a thoroughly addled movie about a ring of car-thieves chasing a big score in Southern California. Its cast was  ...

I Stand Alone (Seul Contre Tous)

. I Stand Alone (the French title: Seul Contre Tous, literally, Alone Against All) is not for the faint of heart - and, perhaps, not for the obvious reasons. It contains graphic, disturbing physical violence. It contains a few  ...

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  ...

Japanese Story

There are three principal characters in Sue Brooks' film, Japanese Story: Sandy Edwards (Toni Collette), an Australian geologist; Tachibana Hiromitsu (Gotaro Tsunashima), a Japanese businessman; and the astounding and austerely grand landscape of the Pilbara in Western Australia, an  ...