Every generation seems to try and define universal truths on their own terms.
I have a problem with jazz.
Alfred Hitchcock, with stylistic aplomb, was the master of manipulation.
“Inception” is a slick, spasmodic, rambunctious ordeal. It’s a convoluted wild goose/dream chase.
“The Kids Are All Right” is a sudsy soap opera.
[ontheaisle] By Tony Macklin “The Girl Who Played With Fire” is the followup to the very popular “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” It’s the second film adaptation from the Millennium trilogy by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” both novel and film, were international successes and established a…
“Knight and Day” is a hoot.
When a screenplay of a movie does not serve its literary source well, it’s a major problem.
Go East, 50-year-old woman. Go East. Director/writer Nicole Holofcener goes back east for “Please Give.” It is an auspicious move.
Films that are aimed at a particular target audience can cause a critic dyspepsia.