Southpaw

Southpaw is a sane and modest movie. In this no-nonsense documentary about a young Irish boxer, director Liam McGrath seems to have taken the simplicity of his subject to heart, and given us an engaging and resolutely unassuming picture. Southpaw covers two years in the life of Francis  ...

Space Cowboys

On the surface Clint Eastwood’s Space Cowboys looks like a frivolous chemistry experiment: What will happen if four dissimilar icons are squashed into a single motion picture and have to meld their styles together? Working overtime, Eastwood not only defuses this landmine but redeems a cliche-riddled script that  ...

Speak Up! It’s So Dark (Tala! Det ar sa morkt)

It’s easy to see why the various fringe cultures of hate hold sway over the public’s fascination. Even as the tales of their exploits repulse us in their savagery and obvious ignorance, we still gaze unflinchingly into the heart of darkness looking for answers: Why do these people choose  ...

Spike and Mike’s Classic Festival of Animation

Spike and Mike is a collection of short animated films, ranging from two to seven minutes each. Some are cute, some are beautifully drawn, and some are neither. The entire show takes around an hour and a half and it feels like less. Still, it's hard to stay awake  ...

Spinal Tap

Click to buy the poster at MovieGoods.com The career of fictional rock group Spinal Tap is a high decibel example of life imitating art imitating life. Since their 1984 debut as England's loudest band, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer have staged more comebacks and  ...

Splendor

Protect against West Nile Virus! FDA recommends products with DEET for best protection Off! Insect Repellent II, Aerosol, Unscented - 14.25% DEET In Gregg Araki's new romantic comedy, Splendor, Kathleen Robertson stars as Veronica, a girl from the suburbs looking to  ...

Spring Forward

Spring Forward is a small, independently made film, without special effects or gimmickry, that offers an intelligent script and first rate performances. Like You Can Count on Me, it is centered with solidly developed characterizations and the characters have quirky individuality. Paul (Liev Schreiber) has just been paroled  ...

Stardom

As Andy Warhol’s quote about everyone being famous for fifteen minutes proves ever more prophetic, media satirists are faced with a conundrum: How do you satirize something that teeters so closely to self-parody ? The (sur)reality of media-driven celebrity, a multi-lensed beast that can gloss worldwide fame onto virtually  ...

State and Main

It's become something of a rite of passage for maverick filmmakers: biting the hand that feeds them. Sooner or later, whether it's Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard) or Robert Altman (The Player) or the Coen Brothers (Barton Fink), they all get around to crafting their own versions of the  ...