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Review: Casa de Mi Padre
Will Ferrell is the macho ranchero with a heart of gold in Matt Piedmont's parody.
Matt Piedmont's spoof of Mexican cinema
| March 16, 2012
Review: Letters To Juliet
After tugging at our heartstrings in Dear John , Amanda Seyfried once again takes on the role of a do-gooder infatuated with letter writing.
'Tis torture, and not mercy
| May 14, 2010
Review: Rudo y Cursi
In 2001, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna teamed up in Alfonso Cuarón's Y tu mamá también , and that exuberant coming-of-age romp suggested that Mexican cinema might be the next New Wave.
Tepid, crude, and prissy
| May 15, 2009
Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
| May 08, 2009
The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
| October 01, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
In a recurring scene in Michel Gondry’s La science des rêves , Stéphane (Gael García Bernal), who’s clad in a tight-fitting lavender suit, frantically runs around his “television studio,” its walls constructed from egg cartons, its cameras from cardboar
Michel Gondry is skilled in the science of film
| September 22, 2006
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
| September 13, 2006
When things go bad, they go Biblically bad. Watch the trailer for The King (QuickTime)
Near-horror film about Elvis's lost years
| June 14, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
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