10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You, the feature film debut of TV veteran Gil Junger, has the feel of a TV sitcom. If you've turned on your tube in the last ten years you've run into this formula over  ...

20 Dates

There aren't many films that give me a stomach ache. (Ravenous gave me one, though not from laughing.) But 20 Dates, by first-time writer/director/actor Myles Berkowitz, made me howl. I haven't laughed so much at a movie in ages.  ...

The Acid House

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com other reading: Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House (1998), Matthew Collin Bleak, bleak, a laugh, then more  ...

After Life

Afterlife, the new feature by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Maborosi, Without Memory) is set in a kind of halfway house between life on Earth and the mystery of eternity. The film presents a challenge to each character, as  ...

And Baby Makes Two

In Defense of Single-Parent Families (1997), Nancy E. Dowd Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood (1997), Jane Matttes On Our  ...

Being John Malkovich

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Being John Malkovich is ingenious, different, beautifully directed and acted, and also very, very funny. The story is surreal but it is never slapstick. Spike Jonze’s direction seems to  ...

Better Than Chocolate

Suggested reading: The Lesbian Sex Book (1993), Wendy Caster Bushfire: Stories of Lesbian Desire (1991), Karen Barber (Editor) Early Embraces: True-Life Stories of Women Describing Their First Lesbian Experience (1996), Lindsey Elder (Editor)  ...

Big Daddy

There seem to be two versions of Big Daddy. If you like Adam Sandler you'll probably see the first one. In this version Sonny Koufax (Sandler) is a likable, if unmotivated, 32-year-old ex-lawyer, whose heart is as big as  ...