Rosetta

Rosetta, the new film by the Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, is an undeniably major film. It's also nearly unwatchable. The film's difficulty begins in its subject matter. Like its predecessor, 1996's brilliant La Promesse, it  ...

Sleepy Hollow

Tim Burton's film, Sleepy Hollow, seems based more on the short 1958 Disney cartoon than on the original, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving, a short story from 1819, itself drawn from German folklore. Irving's  ...

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com It isn’t hard for the average moviegoer to understand what it is that drives the title character of The Talented Mr. Ripley to murder: the  ...

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  ...

Time Code

Saarinen Tulip Armchair from Design Within Reach Ready or not, the digital revolution is here. Within a few short years, everyone you know will have their own  ...

Topsy-Turvy

There was a 1953 movie variously called The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan and The Great Gilbert and Sullivan. It had a star-studded cast, but, unfortunately it isn't available on video - unfortunately because it is hard to imagine  ...

Trekkies

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Trekkies, a film by Roger Nygard (Warped, Back to Back), is another Saturday Night Special, that rare and wonderful movie that will look as good from your sofa as  ...

Twice Upon a Yesterday

Knit Tank Top Scoop Neckline by P.I.Sport N.Y. Maria Ripoll's Twice Upon a Yesterday plays with time as does another excellent current film, Run, Lola, Run. Lola examines different outcomes of  ...

The Woman Chaser

Charles Willeford was one of the luckiest authors ever to have his novels put onto film: few writers have seen adaptations of their work infested with so many touches of dark, indelible wit. In Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter, it was  ...

Yi Yi

The critic William Pechter once wrote this about Sam Peckinpah's Junior Bonner: Nothing much happens, except that some people, the place they inhabit, and the quality of their lives are brought vividly before us. Which is to say  ...