For Love of the Game

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods There are two rather narrow classes of people who will love the new Kevin Costner baseball movie For the Love of The Game. The first is die-hard baseball fans in non-English speaking, baseball-loving countries. These fans will be able  ...

Frenzy

By the time Frenzy was released in 1972, Alfred Hitchcock was in something of a slump. While Marnie had its admirers, most found it a slipshod exercise in psychobabble. Topaz and Torn Curtain were both drab, anemic espionage thrillers, sorely lacking the master's suspense-making skills and celebrated set pieces.  ...

Frequency

Time travel has long been a favored theme among science fiction fans. Literary works like H.G. Wells' The Time Machine have crossed-over to general interest readers, and, of course, the movies recycle the premise frequently. Some films, like Planet of the Apes, are adventures with embedded time travel  ...

Galaxy Quest

No matter how many times he saved the universe as Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner's finest onscreen moment may still be the 1986 Saturday Night Live sketch in which, playing himself, Shatner castigated an audience full of Kirk-worshippers at a Star Trek convention. Fed up with inane technical  ...

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, and the Directors of the New Generation (1995), Manuela Gieri  ...

Genghis Blues

... Genghis Blues is one of those movies that starts out simply and then grows and grows. By the time the lights come up you will feel as if you have been taken on a fascinating trip with a bunch of brand new friends. The film has everything a good  ...

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?" she asks him. When he asks for a last kiss,  ...

Get Bruce

One of the most revolting sights in the world occurs when celebrities lavish praise on those "little people" who work behind the scenes, so it would seem unlikely that a movie like Get Bruce! could stir anything in an audience other than its gag reflex. And, sure enough, this  ...

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You has a somewhat jumbled story to tell, weaving together a mixture of material from Joyce Carol Oates short stories. Director Lisanne Skyler, who also co-wrote the screenplay, uses both flashbacks and stories within the story, a somewhat awkward structure that seems unnecessarily forced. But  ...