Where the Money Is

Where the Money Is opens with what looks like a commercial for a perfume called "Wild Youth." Two reckless kids, drunk and giddy after their high school prom, careen down a country road in a '66 Mustang convertible. They dodge trucks and swing from lane to lane, finally barreling  ...

The Whole Nine Yards

Suggested reading: Club Fed: A True Story of Life, Lies, and Crime in the Federal Witness Protection Program (1998), Clifford L Linedecker It may be only February, but The Whole Nine Yards is already a prime contender for Worst Movie of the  ...

The Widow of St. Pierre

Director Patrice Leconte doesn't mess around with minor themes. Whether on the more intimate scale of fascinating Monsieur Hire (1989) or the more recent Girl on the Bridge (1999), or on the grander scale of French costume drama like Ridicule (1996) he demonstrates a remarkable ability to combine a  ...

Wild Man Blues

Suggested reading: The Films of Woody Allen (Cambridge Film Classics) (1993), Sam B. Girgus Perspectives on Woody Allen (Persectives on Film) (1996), Renee R. Curry Woody Allen: Profane and Sacred (1995), Richard A. Blake Wild Man Blues is a skillfully made,  ...

Wild Wild West

Barry Sonnenfeld was a cinematographer in the 1980s, standing behind the camera of such interesting films such as Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, and When Harry Met Sally. He turned to directing in the 1990s, turning out commercial, financially successful, largely forgettable films. Now he offers Wild Wild  ...

William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories

Science fiction author William Gibson is best known for 1984's Neuromancer, a novel often credited with jump-starting the cyberpunk genre. Set in a virtual landscape of rapid-fire connections and published long before the World Wide Web extended its tentacles into your home and mine, Neuromancer quickly established Gibson as  ...

The Wind Will Carry Us

Fellini, Mizoguchi, Bergman, Renoir, Ozu, Antonioni, Bresson: canon-worthy filmmakers whose very names elicit, like a primitive nickelodeon, images and impressions that flicker before your mind’s eye. There’s only one filmmaker working today who generates that response: Abbias Kiarostami. A leading figure in Iranian cinema and a critics' darling  ...

Wing Commander

Earth year: 2564. The sallow faced Confederation commander stands on the bridge of the star cruiser, which is being threatened with destruction by the hated alien Kilrathi. As the ship carrying our heroes observes complete radio silence, hoping the Kilrathi might pass above them and not know they're there,  ...

The Winslow Boy

David Mamet: The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy: Two Screenplays ....The Winslow Boy may as well have Oscars emblazoned on its celluloid. Without question the best English language film of 1999 to date, it is the one to beat, and it stands as an instant classic. Never before have  ...

Winter Sleepers

In last year’s Run Lola Run, German director Tom Tykwer used hopscotch editing techniques to create a galloping comic-book confection. Lola gave a hotfoot to stodgy mainstream fare, but it was also mindless (the star of the movie was a hairdo), and its abuse of our fixation on pop  ...