Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes doesn't have enough substance or depth to make it in the art houses, and, unfortunately, that is exactly where it will play in the United States, since mainstream audiences, for the most part, steer clear of foreign language films. If it were in English, it might  ...

Orphans

Orphans, the new film from writer-director Peter Mullan, begins with a long take of four siblings gathered around their mother’s coffin on the night before her funeral. Awash in grief, and self-conscious of their behavior in front of each other, they enact a simple goodbye ceremony for the woman  ...

Outside Providence

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Outside Providence is the newest jump into teen nostalgia by ultra-hot screenwriting team Peter and Bobby Farrelly. It is their story of growing up in Rhode Island. If the Farrellys (Something About Mary, Kingpin) were like any of the characters  ...

The Palm Beach Story

Claudette Colbert in The Palm Beach Story .. Preston Sturges, son of a wealthy American family, served in the Air Force in World War I and invented a kissproof lipstick before turning to writing comedy during the 1930's. (What else might one do after inventing a  ...

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 the horrific atrocities committed against the Jews during the Holocaust  ...

Passion of Mind

In Passion of Mind, Demi Moore lives two lives. When first we see her, she is a single mother living in France and raising two daughters. But when she falls asleep, she wakes up in New York, where she is a high-powered literary agent with no children and no  ...

The Patriot

Estes Air Force One Radio Control Jet Airplane Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin first treated us to their overblown brand of Fourth of July fireworks with Independence Day in 1996. In that little-seen arthouse curiosity, Americans found a new reason for celebrating their  ...

Oscar Come Lately – John Pavlus

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences So, Gladiator--Best Picture of 2000, et cetera et cetera? By now, even the most blinkered of armchair cineastes must be convinced: when it comes to quality, the Academy don't know jack. Given how they handled this opportunity to ring in cinema's  ...

Pay It Forward

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com On paper, Pay It Forward displays an impressive roster: Oscar-winning actors Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt along with Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment and other notable talents. But assembling a collection of high-priced free agents is of little value  ...

The Perfect Storm

In October 1991, Hurricane Grace collided with a Canadian low pressure center and a cold front off the New England coast. This freakish combination of forces produced what meteorologists called "The Perfect Storm" – a Force 12 monster packing 100 foot waves and greater than 120 miles per hour  ...