Eternity and a Day

Theo Angelopoulos' 1995 film Ulysses' Gaze clocked in at three hours, sent some viewers scrambling hastily for the exits, and left others hunting for superlatives like "masterful," "powerful," and "brilliant." It is certainly not a film for the Star  ...

Felicia’s Journey

Here's something different: a serial killer movie with no on-screen violence. In Felicia's Journey, Bob Hoskins is Joseph Hildritch, a catering manager for a factory in England's industrial Midlands. Hildritch is mild-mannered and soft spoken, but right from the  ...

Gods and Monsters

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The Father of Frankenstein (the novel on which the film is based) (1996),Christopher Bram .. The central dramatic energy  ...

Happiness

CV admits from the start: we hated Welcome to the Dollhouse, Todd Solondz' 1995 film, which we found to be unfunny and mean spirited. Fortunately, our good friend Tessi Tura urged us to try a little Happiness and who  ...

Hannibal

There was no reason to expect much from Hannibal. Nothing about it suggested that it might be interesting: it's the unnecessary sequel to Silence of the Lambs, an intelligent and sturdily crafted film. It's drawn from a universally reviled  ...

Hilary and Jackie

Hilary and Jackie is based on the book by Hilary du Pre recounting the story of her life and that of her sister, the cellist Jacqueline. As young children the sisters were very close; their emotional bond is described  ...

The Iron Giant

Before I say all the wonderful things that need to be said about The Iron Giant, I have a question: Why does every cartoon boy hero have to look like Tom Sawyer? Why does every  ...

The Last September

The Last September is a scenic look at a time and set of attitudes long past. While gorgeous to look at, it's much more effective at capturing the appearance of an era than it is at involving us in  ...

Legong: Dance of the Virgins

. Suggested reading: Voices in Bali: Energies and Perceptions in Vocal Music and Dance Theater (1998), Edward Herbst Silent Movies (1995), Neil Sinyard The Silent Screen (1997), Richard Dyer MacCann The Movies in  ...