That Championship Season

That Championship Season is a great remake of the Jason Miller classic, which revolves around four of five players who were the stars of their high school's improbable state basketball championship twenty years earlier. Now in their late thirties, three of these men plus their coach have remained  ...

The Thin Red Line

It is an interesting phenomenon that three of the most accomplished and interesting films of 1998 deal with World War II, each in a totally different way: Saving Private Ryan, a technically brilliant, essentially traditional exposition on the war in Europe has much to recommend it as it explores  ...

The Third Man

CD: The Third Man Theme and Other Viennese Favorites The Third Man is a wonderful example of the good that can come from talented people working together in real collaboration. Director Carol Reed, writer Graham Greene, and the cast (especially Orson Welles, in  ...

The Third Miracle

In The Third Miracle, director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa, The Secret Garden) attempts to breathe new life into a character that has never worked very well anyway – the Catholic priest torn by religious doubt. Father Frank Shore (Ed Harris) has left the Church, choosing to live in a  ...

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days is an adrenaline-charged retelling of the 1962 world crisis that pitted American leadership against the aggressive encroachment of the Soviet Union, which was stealthily placing nuclear-capable missiles with a 1,000 mile attack capability in Cuba. Cold war seemed to be escalating towards nuclear holocaust. Even the nation's  ...

The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteenth Floor is like a failed romance. When we meet we are full of hope. The screenwriter courts us with a unique science fiction premise, the actors work hard to convince us, and the direction and cinematography seem as certain as a rock on an index finger.  ...

This is My Father

"'Twas the Spring of 1939..." begins the tale of Kieran Johnson's (James Caan) search for his roots in the green, green fields of Ireland. With an opening like that you will not be surprised to find that heartbreak is lurking just around the bog. My friend Hanky Girl rates  ...

The Thomas Crown Affair

He's got more money than he knows what to do with and he regularly seems to end up on the top of big business dealings, outsmarting the other side, even as they think they've accomplished the coup. Smart, rich, good-looking, and -- uncommitted. So Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) plans  ...

Those Who Love Me Can Take The Train

Those Who Love Me Can Take The Train VHS Those Who Love Me Can Take The Train DVD Are there any really good films with scripts written by three writers? Film is by nature a collaborative art, with writer, director, actors, cinematographer, editor, and  ...

A Thousand Clowns

Murray Burns is an arrested adolescent, constantly declaring his own holiday (Irving R. Feldman's birthday) so that he can play hooky to fly kites, wave goodbye to departing ocean liners, and take to the streets at dawn to exhort his neighbors to fall out for calisthenics and volleyball. Except  ...