Snow Falling On Cedars

Most movies about racism make society out to be either much better or much worse off than it really is, and end by offering a mushy-headed optimism or impotent outrage in lieu of insight. What might be our most famous movie about racial prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, was  ...

Solomon and Gaenor

Solomon and Gaenor is a first feature film for writer/director Paul Morrison, a documentarian crossing over to romantic drama. Morrison brings a fine director's eye to this production; the experience of his earlier filmmaking shows in his knowing use of landscape, lushly saturated color kept to carefully limited hues,  ...

Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder, who co-wrote and directed Some Like It Hot, had an exceptionally long career in the film industry, starting in 1920s Germany and extending in Hollywood from the 1930s to the early 1980s. He acted and produced, but it was as writer and director that he made a  ...

Someone Like You

Individually Hand Dyed Mesh Silk Kimono Top in Orange and Black Lightweight romantic comedies were a major staple of the American movie industry throughout most of the 20th century until the 1970s, when two significant things happened to push them out of  ...

Sonnenallee

Protect against West Nile Virus! FDA recommends products with DEET for best protection Off! Insect Repellent II, Aerosol, Unscented - 14.25% DEET I am 17 years old and live in the German Democratic Republic. Otherwise, I am doing fine. The opening to Sonnenallee hints  ...

The Son (Le Fils)

Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have dazzled serious critics with their austere, character-driven movies. Their current entry, The Son, like Rosetta before it, is not an easy film to watch, but it rewards the patient viewer amply by the time it reaches its conclusion. Olivier (Olivier Gourmet)  ...

The Son’s Room (La Stanza del Figlio)

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com In newcomer Todd Field's brilliant In the Bedroom, a beloved son is lost prematurely and his parents' grief leads to an unexpected conclusion, a conclusion that illuminates the depth of their loss. Veteran filmmaker Nanni  ...

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  ...