Shadow Hours

Ad campaigns commonly focus on the violence or the sex or the horror in a movie because that's what sells tickets - regardless of whether or not the advertised aspect is what is important or central to the product. Shadow Hours' ad campaign features a photo of a body  ...

Shadow of the Vampire

Moviegoers have been smacking their lips this year for E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire, if only because of its opium-dream casting: John Malkovich as the great German director F.W. Murnau and Willem Dafoe as the actor Max Schreck. Throw in the fact that Vampire is about the  ...

Shaft

Here comes the NYPD's worst nightmare. Hot on the heels of the uproar over Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin" (New York's Finest are boycotting the Boss's string of Madison Square Garden dates over the song inspired by the Amadou Diallo shooting), here's Shaft, featuring Samuel L. Jackson as an ex-cop  ...

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love has been lavished with an extraordinarily talented creative group. CV loved director John Madden's earlier films, Mrs. Brown and the sadly underrated, extremely powerful Ethan Frome, both rather serious films. Here Mr. Madden brings his skills together with the great British writer of literary comedy and  ...

Shampoo

It's election day, 1968, and Beverly Hills hairdresser George Roundy (Warren Beatty) is applying for a loan to start his own salon. The loan officer, taking in George's windswept bouffant and lack of any tangible assets, sizes him up as a hippie and condescendingly denies the loan. George responds  ...

Shanghai Noon

Blue Lotus of the Nile Nymphaea caerulea, also known as Blue Lily Organically grown and processed Pure dried flowers and nothing else Makes a great smoke. Shamanshop.net Ten years ago, when Jackie Chan was still barely a rumor in the United States,  ...

Show Me Love

One of the biggest box office blockbusters in recent memory is Show Me Love, a modest comedy about two schoolgirls who defy conventional norms by falling in love with each other. Needless to say, it was not in America that such a film gave even Titanic a run for  ...

Shower

Shower arrives in commercial distribution after winning fans on the festival circuit, and deservedly so. It's a charming film that gains weight through skillful character development and maintains a sense of humor laced with fondness for its characters even as it gently prods their human weaknesses. As  ...

Sidewalks of New York

Individually Hand Dyed Mesh Silk Kimono Top in Orange and Black Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's The One) wrote, produced, directed, and stars in Sidewalks of New York and he acquits himself in all four of those functions with admirable skill and professionalism.  ...

Simpatico

Most of Sam Shepard’s major themes are present in Simpatico, the new Matthew Warchus film that Warchus and David Nicholls adapted from Shepard’s play. Buried enmities, porous identities, falls from grace, talk of bloodlines, and troubled male bonds are woven through the movie, sometimes in highly imaginative form. Yet  ...