The Legend of Bagger Vance

Twenty years ago, Robert Redford's directorial career began at a zenith when his first effort, Ordinary People, won Oscars for best picture, director, supporting actor and adapted screenplay. His subsequent films have been a varied lot but usually have  ...

Liberty Heights

Liberty Heights is the fourth of director Barry Levinson's "Baltimore Films." Levinson knows the city well, having grown up there. And just as a basketball team on a long punishing road trip looks forward to once again having home-court  ...

BookWars

Most documentary films focus on facts more than style - the messages they deliver tend to be more stark and powerful than any directorial tricks that can be applied to them. BookWars is different. More tone poem than polemic,  ...

The Man Who Knew Too Much

a cd that includes music from the film The 1956 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much has a unique place in the Alfred Hitchcock filmography. It's his only remake, produced 22  ...

Men of Honor

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com The most dreaded words that can be heard during a movie trailer are "based on a true story" or "inspired by actual events." Such  ...

Miss Congeniality

Back in the heyday of the studio system, when MGM, Warner Brothers, and RKO were cranking out movies weekly, it was common to hear moviegoers talking about having seen "The new (name of star here) picture." What the title,  ...

My Dog Skip

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Time is a benevolent filter, it cushions our memories. A World War II veteran can calmly explain how he picked up a live grenade in 1944 and threw  ...

Boiler Room

Suggested reading: The Boiler Room and Other Telephone Sales Scams (1998), Robert Joseph Stevenson It's often said that there are only seven (five, twelve – take your pick) stories in the world, the rest  ...

Big Momma’s House

1999 was an unusually good year for movies; 2000 has been nowhere near as productive. The Sargasso Sea that so far is film in the new millennium unfortunately continues, with the release of Big Momma's House. This is a  ...