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 cast to the winds and suspension of disbelief is assumed,  ...

Dinosaur

... home | art & architecture | books & cds | dance | destinations | film | opera | television | theater | archives The opening scenes of Dinosaur are an astounding technical achievement, seamlessly blending computer-generated images of hundreds of prehistoric creatures  ...

The Dish

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com It's not hyperbole to say that the entire world held its collective breath in support of a common cause on July 20, 1969. Those old enough to have watched the grainy black-and-white television images on that Sunday evening  ...

Dogma

Kevin Smith's Dogma is at once irreverent and respectful, daffy and devout. It's the cinematic equivalent of paging through a religious textbook and coloring in Apostles' teeth in the picture of the Last Supper, drawing Jesus a pair of glasses - while simultaneously highlighting the important and significant passages.  ...

Double Jeopardy

It wouldn't be fair to say that the trailers and TV ads for the staggeringly preposterous new thriller Double Jeopardy give away every surprise in the film. After all, that would imply that there actually are some surprises to give away, and clearly that's not the case. Well, maybe  ...

Down to Earth

Some of Chris Rock's best standup comedy - which is to say, some of the best stand-up comedy, period - stems from his awareness that being a black man gives him license to make outrageous observations that would be brutally offensive and inflammatory if a white man were saying  ...

Dr. T and the Women

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Robert Altman has been one of America’s most visible contrarians for more than thirty years now; the man is possessed by the same perverse imp that’s so often confounded the fans of Mailer, Brando, and Dylan. His  ...

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

The most cursory glance at Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary screams out that it is a Guy Maddin film. His fifth feature does not depart from his usual modus operandi – the loving, nostalgic caricature of old film styles and genres while adding his own humorous  ...

The Dreamlife of Angels

... The Dreamlife of Angels (La Vie Revee des Anges) is the debut feature film for writer/director Erick Zonca and it is a debut for which all film lovers can be grateful. We meet Isa, a twenty year old wanderer, as she arrives in Lille, heavy rucksack on  ...