Fantasia/2000

. The original 1940 Fantasia was Walt Disney's attempt to bring great serious music to the mass market, making it palatable by "interpreting" it with animated images. The segment of the film that worked best was "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a  ...

Fight Club

David Fincher’s Fight Club (from a novel by Chuck Palahniuk) is about a special kind of male anger. It’s the anger of single guys, night-owl guys, guys who work and fret and have nothing to show for it, guys  ...

The Grandfather

The Grandfather opens with a shot of a framed photograph sitting on a table, a picture of a mother and her two daughters. The camera pulls back and reveals a luxurious room, all ochres and golds, yellow roses, brocade  ...

Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell

Harlean Carpenter, later christened and groomed for stardom as "Jean Harlow", wasn't the silver screen's first goddess of wanton carnal desire, nor would she be the last. Even sixty-plus years after her career was cut short and the curtains  ...

Hollow Man

If and when we daydream about being miraculously endowed with super-powers, how many of us fantasize about using our new abilities to help our fellow man? The typical Marvel comics superhero receives his power through some terrible accident (usually  ...

Life is Beautiful

CV admits to great trepidation about seeing this movie. We have powerful feelings about the holocaust. A comedy about the holocaust? Sounds like a mistake from the getgo, no? Still, the word of mouth has been very good so  ...

Dancing at Lughnasa

1936, a pivotal year: the worldwide economic depression lingers, the Spanish Civil War draws world attention to intensifying confrontation between political right and left, change is in the air. Though Dancing at Lughnasa uses the voice-over of the only  ...

Morvern Callar

Lynne Ramsay's first feature film, Ratcatcher, was a stunning debut, a film with style and substance that portrayed growing up in miserable poverty in Glasgow with both power and originality. Her new film, Morvern Callar, based on a novel  ...

My Architect: A Son’s Journey

Online references on Louis I. Kahn My Architect: A Son's Journey is a documentary film directed by Nathaniel Kahn, the illegitimate son fathered by architect Louis I. Kahn with the second of two sequential  ...

Paragraph 175

Suggested reading: Men With the Pink Triangle: The True, Life-And-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps (1994), Heinz Heger The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals (1988), Richard Plant While  ...