A Walk on the Moon

. A Walk on the Moon was very popular with the audience at the Sundance Festival in January and that is fully understandable. Tony Goldwyn's first film is a warmhearted treat, full of small pleasures and nicely observed detail as it follows a family on the cusp of social  ...

Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment

The fact that John Wallowitch and Bertram Ross are darlings of the New York cabaret world is completely understandable. These two septuagenarians are sophisticated, charming, and eminently lovable. Wallowitch composes hilariously comic and wistfully romantic songs which he then plays on the piano accompanying Ross, his elegant straight man.  ...

The War Zone

The War Zone is dark, bleak and profoundly painful to watch. How could a film focused honestly on the subject of incestuous parental abuse be otherwise? The War Zone is also one of the most beautifully made films of the year, nothing less than a triumphant directorial debut for  ...

The Watcher

The Watcher wants so badly to be Se7en it should have been called W8tcher. It's a knock-off of David Fincher's brutal serial killer noir, from its fragmented, arresting credits sequence to its dank, torpid atmosphere. But where Se7en had the courage of its nihilism - whatever its other faults,  ...

The Way of the Gun

The fact that American cinema hasn’t quite hit rock-bottom doesn’t stop our directors from trying to get there, and the latest diving bell is Christopher McQuarrie’s directorial debut The Way of the Gun. A threepenny opera of lurid plot turns, oceanic bloodletting, and pseudo-existential dialogue, Way is a late entry  ...

The Wedding Planner

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com What is there to say about a romantic comedy that would have us believe Jennifer Lopez can't get a date? What sort of movie would be foolish enough to suggest that a thirtyish knockout who also happens to be  ...

West Beirut

Ziad Doueiri worked as a cameraman in a dozen films, including Quentin Tarantino's hits Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. But his debut film as writer/director, West Beirut, is an original, all his own and straight from the heart. A story of coming of age in Beirut in 1975, at  ...

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath, the new Robert Zemeckis supernatural thriller starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford, opens with a literal shock: Pfeiffer nearly lights herself up while messing around with a hairdryer in her steamy bathroom. The accident consists of a few sparks jumping out of a wall-plug, and it’s  ...

What Planet Are You From?

The best justification for having cable television in the 1990's was a half-hour HBO satire of late night talk shows starring Garry Shandling. Skewering show business pretensions and egos on a weekly basis, The Larry Sanders Show reveled in its freedom from network strictures, never shying away from depicting  ...