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Me, Myself & Iréne Me, Myself & Iréne
Charming French road trip offers scattershot whimsy, and one unforgettable performance
, January 03, 2006
An introverted yet eccentric French road movie–romance, When the Sea Rises possesses a scattershot charm, a distanced attitude toward comedy... More>>
Revival Tent: Preacher Lies to Choir, Choir Eats it Up Revival Tent: Preacher Lies to Choir, Choir Eats it Up
, January 03, 2006
In 1972, Sarah Kernochan and Howard Smith's Marjoe was enough of an eye-opening sensation to make news of itself and Oscar winners of its... More>>
Methodical Doc Untangles Peru's Knotty History of Violence Methodical Doc Untangles Peru's Knotty History of Violence
, January 03, 2006
An informative if shrill primer on the last 35 years of Peruvian plight, the new doc State of Fear may only be effective as an educational tool... More>>
Bearing the Unbearable: Israeli and Palestinian Films About the Conflict
, January 03, 2006
"Try to make me look good," grins one Israeli soldier midway through Checkpoint. "Blame it on the higher ranks, not me." Shot at various... More>>
'Hostel'
, January 03, 2006
Falling somewhere between fratboy porno wish fulfillment and Europhobic sex-tourism scare flick, Eli Roth's taut, wily, but ultimately pointless... More>>
Tales From the Hood: Boredom Abounds in Fairy-Tale Pastiche Tales From the Hood: Boredom Abounds in Fairy-Tale Pastiche
, January 03, 2006
Finally, a Rashomon for the whole family. This cartoon version of "Little Red Riding Hood" tells and retells its story from a variety of... More>>
'April's Shower'
, January 03, 2006
Brokeback Mountain may or may not be gay enough, but next to the middlebrow blandness of April's Shower, it's the pinnacle of audacity. This... More>>
'BloodRayne'
, January 03, 2006
Riddle me this, Anne Rice: When has a vampire ever been held in captivity, let alone by a circus troupe? It's actually a trick question. Our... More>>
'Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye'
, January 03, 2006
More home movie than documentary, The Impassioned Eye sits photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson down to spin a few anecdotes about his art, shortly... More>>
' I'm Taraneh, 15'
, January 03, 2006
Mouchette and Rosetta, meet Taraneh, Iran's representative in the perennial Miss Teen "Victim of Cruel Fate" pageant. Directed by veteran Rassul... More>>
'Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero'
, January 03, 2006
Stretched to an unendurable 118 minutes and consisting of 12 chapters (one set to a suggestive jazz track called "Que?"), this 9-11 doc focuses... More>>
'That Man: Peter Berlin'
, January 03, 2006
Skintight white pants made Peter Berlin's legs look marble—and if the '70s gay/porn/gay-porn icon's pronounced cock lost an inch or five he... More>>
Ghost World Ghost World
Quietly audacious, Hungarian cinematographer's debut is the most existential of Holocaust films
, December 27, 2005
Adapted from Nobel laureate Imre Kertész's autobiographical novel of an Auschwitz boyhood, the Hungarian film Fateless has a remarkable... More>>
Squatters' Fights: Crackheads and Gentrification in the LES Squatters' Fights: Crackheads and Gentrification in the LES
, December 27, 2005
Set in 1982 on the Lower East Side, where a motley band of squatters endeavor to convert their dilapidated tenement into a co-op, Kill the Poor... More>>
Gangs of Winnipeg: Shapeless Canadian Indie Strikes Out Gangs of Winnipeg: Shapeless Canadian Indie Strikes Out
, December 27, 2005
Referring not to the old Burt Reynolds show nor the armored fighting vehicle so deck in Iraq, the title of Canadian indie Noam Gonick's film... More>>
English as a Second Language English as a Second Language
From 'Memoirs of a Geisha' to Gwen Stefani's Harujuku Girls, Asians get lost in translation
, December 27, 2005
Foreign is as foreign does. There really is no difference between any two cultures, except that they're totally different. An example: In The... More>>
Dance on Camera Festival 2006
, December 27, 2005
Merce Cunningham can hardly move now—he's 87—so in Charles Atlas's marvelous 90-minute Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance he gets... More>>
'El Carro'
, December 27, 2005
Call it Life as a Car, or rather, "in" one. An episodic meander through one ownership cycle of a 1950s red Chevy drop-top, El Carro is part... More>>
Serve and Folly Serve and Folly
Woody Allen's Cannes-hyped, Brit-inflected latest is a mildly pretentious mediocrity
, December 20, 2005
What we think about when we think about Woody Allen: the Woody of the 1970s, parodic nebbish-genius turned self-satiric nebbish-romantic, whose... More>>
Jung Love: Vivid Doc Untangles an Affair of Hearts and Minds Jung Love: Vivid Doc Untangles an Affair of Hearts and Minds
, December 20, 2005
The hysterical woman patient haunts the early history of psychoanalysis, calling into question the objectivity of its first practitioners, who... More>>
Film
, December 20, 2005
Lincoln Center's second tribute to animation's bop-bopping history, "Cartoon Musicals II" (December 28 through January 4), showcases everything... More>>
Brosnan's Boozy Assassin Proves Tomorrow Never Dies, But Fades Brosnan's Boozy Assassin Proves Tomorrow Never Dies, But Fades
, December 20, 2005
Playing a near-sociopathic deadeye dick in Richard Shepard's new dependie, The Matador, Pierce Brosnan is a creepy wonder—the Bondian... More>>
'Initial D'
, December 20, 2005
Another oil-slick ode to man-on-auto lust, Initial D offers enough full-speed money shots to eke out a victory over its barrage of... More>>
'The Ringer'
, December 20, 2005
Perpetually toeing the line that divides hilariously poor taste from forced humanitarian concern, the brothers Farrelly are now caught in a... More>>
The Lion, the Witch, and the War The Lion, the Witch, and the War
Operation Enduring Allegory: In C.S. Lewis's crusading Chronicles, a lion's not just a lion
, December 13, 2005
The president says we'll remain in Iraq until we've finished the job, but I'd prefer that we stay until the talking lion says it's done. We've... More>>
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