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Beard Like Us
The Corrections
, May 07, 2002
The credits that open Janice Beard (Empire, opens May 10 at the Angelika) raise hopes that the great proofreading movie has finally arrived.... More>>
Under the Stars Under the Stars
, May 07, 2002
The inaugural Tribeca Film Festival offers a sneak preview of the box office hopefuls Hollywood will be rolling out over the coming weeks,... More>>
Beyond Belief Beyond Belief
Ryan Gosling's Leaps of Faith
, May 07, 2002
Ryan Gosling, who gives an astonishing performance as a Jewish neo-Nazi in Henry Bean's lurid pulp shocker The Believer (opening May 17),... More>>
Always in the Dark
They Lost It at the Movies
, May 07, 2002
Jack Angstreich has a problem. He's attended some 7000 film programs in the second half of his 32 years, but lately it's been hard to keep up. "I... More>>
The Gang Show
I'll Rumble 4 Ya
, May 07, 2002
Felled in 1951 by the Shot Heard Round the World, rocked hither and thither by World Series agony and ecstasy (damn Yankees!), and left for dead... More>>
Lyne Disease
Constance Craving
, May 07, 2002
In Adrian Lyne's newest Alliance for Marriage promo, the perfect couple's perfect child portrays a flopsy bunny in his school play, but this... More>>
Phantom Ladies
, April 30, 2002
A vintage year for film noir, 1944 saw the release of Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity, Fritz Lang's The Woman in the Window, Otto Preminger's... More>>
Swim Back to Me Swim Back to Me
, April 30, 2002
For a culture in which the vision and craft of septuagenarians have never been less newsworthy, Shohei Imamura's buoyant, embraceable new... More>>
Mutant Strains
, April 30, 2002
A doggedly uninvolving slice of "stop and smell the roses" baloney that would do scare-mongering mommy warrior Sylvia Ann Hewlett proud, Stephen... More>>
The Upward Spiral
Are You Ready for This Jelly?
, April 30, 2002
Equal parts head-spinning comedy and sprawling ick-fest, Higuchinsky's Uzumaki (at the Pioneer) puts most American would-be chillers to shame.... More>>
Almost Heroes Almost Heroes
, April 30, 2002
Poor, misunderstood Spider-Man, the most alienated teenage superhero of the 1960s, gets careful treatment in the summer's first aspiring... More>>
Blind Man's Bluff Blind Man's Bluff
, April 30, 2002
Woody Allen has been cracking wise about mortality since he was a young man, but Hollywood Ending, the 66-year-old director's 31st feature in 34... More>>
Not Into the Mystic
, April 30, 2002
The boy handed in libellous reviews of the films. 'We can't print this, man,' Ganesh said. 'Is all right for you to talk. You just go around... More>>
Sing Me to Sleep
Bland Opera
, April 30, 2002
Nonpareil superstars and Farewell My Concubine adversaries Gong Li and Leslie Cheung have gone sadly missing from the celluloid radar in the last... More>>
Carnal Knowledge Carnal Knowledge
, April 23, 2002
"The freest spirit who ever existed," per Guillaume Apollinaire, the Marquis de Sade was visualized in Philip Kaufman's Quills as a ridiculously... More>>
Buy Low, Sell High
, April 23, 2002
Treading a fine line between documentation and sales pitch, Stacy Peralta's Dogtown and Z-Boys is a hyperbolic account of the birth of outlaw... More>>
Laughter and Forgetting
Any Given Sunday
, April 23, 2002
Film Forum's "Great American Comedy" series (through June 7) is the most ambitious retro ever held in the house: more than 100 comedies,... More>>
The Sting
, April 23, 2002
Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? Barthes asserts that professional wrestling must be considered as a "spectacle of excess" rather than a... More>>
Chimes at Midnight Chimes at Midnight
, April 23, 2002
Though Australian documentary filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson operate in the direct-cinema tradition of Frederick Wiseman, shooting... More>>
Consenting Adultery
, April 23, 2002
A detached study of sleepy domestic torpor seizing up into tragic desperation, Christine Jeffs's debut feature, Rain, bears a surface resemblance... More>>
Talking Cures
Jean-Luc Is From Mars, Anne-Marie Is From Venus
, April 23, 2002
Anne-Marie Miéville first worked with Jean-Luc Godard in 1970, on a film project about Palestinians. Since then she has been his companion... More>>
Extreme Noise Terror Extreme Noise Terror
, April 23, 2002
Responsible for last year's Tsui Hark and Korean-movie meteor showers, the Subway Cinema collective once again vents the glorious force of... More>>
Thrill Kill Cult
, April 23, 2002
Yet another tale of two bright, privileged young men driven to homicide by existential boredom, Murder by Numbers joins a bulging dossier of... More>>
Park Life
Community Service
, April 23, 2002
More haiku than ballad, Sarah Price's hour-long doc Caesar's Park (at the Pioneer Theater) captures the lyricism in Wisconsin's changing seasons... More>>
Queen of the Damned Queen of the Damned
Sylvie Testud Gets in the Pressure Cooker
, April 16, 2002
Sylvie Testud may well be cinema's successor to Isabelle Huppert, not least because her César-winning performance as Christine Papin in... More>>
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