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Review: Where the Wild Things Are
I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
| October 16, 2009
Palansky’s winning visuals can’t make up for the story’s silliness.
Christina Ricci is still coming of age
| February 27, 2008
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
| December 21, 2006
For Your Consideration
The mock documentary has been around so long that it should have evolved by now into its own parody, the mock mock documentary. Watch the trailer for For Your Consideration (QuickTime)
It's been considered
| November 15, 2006
Those who expect ingratiating clowning and motormouth shtick from Christopher Guest, funny-ha-ha filmmaker of Waiting for Guffman , Best of Show , and A Mighty Wind , guess again. In public, he’s deadpan and somber.
Comedy is hard in For Your Consideration
| November 14, 2006
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