Along Came a Spider

From the opening teaser sequence to the casting of Morgan Freeman as a detective tracking a criminal mastermind to the gratuitous twists at the end, Along Came a Spider spins its formulaic web like a black widow on automatic  ...

Angela’s Ashes

Angela's Ashes is a painstakingly constructed shell with a hollow center - a biographical film that never quite finds its subject. Based on Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir about growing up in Ireland amid appalling poverty, the movie makes  ...

The Apple

In Iran, a group of neighbors petitioned the local welfare agency to come to the aid of a pair of twelve year old twin girls who had been locked up by their father in their tiny home, behind bars  ...

Babel

Tower of Babel: (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another. ( wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn) Babel,  ...

The Big Animal

As the early morning mist clears, a circus is seen departing. Remaining behind, standing alone in a field, is a large camel, its two ungainly humps creating a landscape all their own. In short order, the camel wanders  ...

Bonnie and Clyde

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com Bonnie and Clyde is a tightly woven story, the deceptively simple screenplay by Robert Benton and David Newman deserving of the awards it won. (One can't help  ...

The Bridge (Un pont entre deux rives)

Gerard Depardieu, the actor, is well served by Gerard Depardieu, the director, in The Bridge, a sophisticated and quietly surprising film about what happens in a marriage that one partner has outgrown. Even behind the main titles,  ...

The Cell

Tarsem Singh’s The Cell asks the provocative question, “What goes on inside a serial killer’s mind?,” and ends by concluding that he mostly wants to dress up in one of Cher’s Oscar outfits. Carl Stargher (Vincent D’Onofrio) has  ...

Chocolat

"Once upon a time..." the voiceover begins and Chocolat is instantly in the territory of fairy tales and fables--in this case very much a fable, an imaginative yarn with a moral lesson or two to deliver. The movie is  ...

Code 46

In a not-so-distant future time, cloning and genetic manipulation of human beings has become so common that a law, Code 46, is enforced to prevent inbreeding by people who are deemed to be genetically identical. Couples must be screened  ...