The Rainbow vs. Thatcher
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics kick things off with something of a "potpourri segment," to borrow a phrase from Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl. Echoing a common sentiment in the movie world, Scherstuhl describes the month of January as a "grim, featureless lands ... More >>
Fire bad, movie not so great, either.
Director Richard Curtis uses the time-travel device to achieve a number of aims, not all of them wretched.
A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit
Disney and Bruckheimer, blockbuster bros, rewrite history
I became overwhelmed with hope after reading in Next magazine that superstar DJ Junior Vasquez is now 60 years old! It's inspiring that a sexagenarian can still spin from such a high perch! Between Junior and some other names they mentioned who are the same age, I can now cling to the possib ... More >>
The risky business of plotting to kill Hitler
Nazism continues to be shorthand in our popular culture for evil incarnate, but in recent years our received moral assumptions about World War II have been challenged by two landmark movies--Paul Verhoeven's Black Book and Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows. While acknowledging the bravery of th ... More >>
It's time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard
Shaun of the Dead guys spoof your guilty pleasures. Yes, you, with the Bad Boys DVD.
Everyone's miserable in Patrick Marber's latest, and it feels so good
A Hare-brained heroine and a military pilot play war games
Well-oiled assembly-line sequel is pure make-believe
Postcolonial detritus and pharmaceutical devilry dominate a mature le Carré adaptation
Three Funerals and a Wake
Why the Caged Bird Sings