Limbo

John Sayles is one of the more thoughtful film directors making movies these days. The body of his work over the last two decades is uneven in quality, but never insulting to the intelligence. As an American writer/director with something worthwhile to say, he immediately puts himself in  ...

The Limey

The Limey is a suspense movie directed by Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies and videotape) with a screenplay by Lem Dobbs. Lovers of film noir will remember Fred C. Dobbs as the tortured Humphrey Bogart character in John Huston's Treasure of Sierra Madre. It is fitting that Lem Dobbs has  ...

The Line King: Al Hirschfeld

CV was hooked on the theater in New York at a very young age in the latter part of the 1940s. By then, Al Hirschfeld had been doing show biz caricatures for New York newspapers for over twenty years. Seeing the current week's Hirschfeld on the front page  ...

Live from Baghdad

--Exchange between Minister of Information Naji Al-Hadithi and CNN Executive Producer Robert Wiener Early on in HBO’s Live from Baghdad, Producer Ingrid Formaneck (Helena Bonham-Carter) cautions her Executive Producer Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) “the moment we become the story, it’s over.” Given that Live is a film about CNN’s  ...

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels shares two important similarities with Alberto Benigni's oscar-nominated Life Is Beautiful. They are both in foreign languages, but Benigni's Italian is far easier to understand than Richie's East End Cockney  ...

Loser

Even in the midst of the teen movie overload that has threatened to turn the local multiplex into high school with popcorn, there was reason to hold out hope for Loser. After all, writer/director Amy Heckerling has successfully mined this territory twice before. Though her Fast Times at Ridgemont  ...

The Loss Of Sexual Innocence

There really isn’t much of a plot to The Loss of Sexual Innocence, the new film by writer-director Mike Figgis. An English filmmaker named Nic (Julian Sands) is trapped in a dead marriage. He goes to Africa to make a documentary about the environment, and during the trip he  ...

The Love Letter

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive The title is probably a mistake. It immediately puts you on guard: Watch out for the soap! It most likely will be labeled a "women's film," an  ...

Love & Sex

Woody Allen has a lot to answer for. His two great romantic comedies - Annie Hall and Manhattan - were so startling in their reinvention of the romantic comedy that they've managed to derail the genre. These are films of such nonchalant grace that they trick young filmmakers into  ...

Love in the Mirror

Love in the Mirror had its world premiere at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival and played in Italy shortly thereafter. It doesn't seem to have found international distribution since then, which will surprise no one who sees it. On paper, Love in the Mirror must have looked like  ...