John Waters’ films have shown us the seedy, and revealed it as a mirror on ourselves.
all been there, The History Boys seem to say, no matter
where we’ve come from.
With punk today absorbed into the mainstream, can another alternative music culture appear? 1983’s Another State of Mind shows how it can be done.
Helen Mirren has the goods to be the queen – all the others merely players in her court.
What all of this adds up to is a biography of feeling, rather than fact, and a charming one at that.
1971’s Play it Again, Sam previews how Woody Allen would soon elevate his comic acumen into masterful studies of tragic romance.
Trust OutKast to steal the familiarity out of a passage that has long-since been deemed cliché and to grant it new meaning.
This DVD profiles a musician whose personal work has continued to mystify, scare and inspire, with music written by a recluse who has truly been an outsider.
In The Departed, nobody rides for free, and very few survive. And in this knock-down drag-out between a character and his environment, you should put your money on the neighborhood.
The ensemble cast of Little Miss Sunshine embraces the absurdity of family life, from Proust to pornography.
How often we become mindless sheep who find entertainment in the weirdest of places.
Essentially, the Jesus movie consists of nothing more than a pretty-boy Shakespearean with a prominent forehead wandering aimlessly around Israel and muttering half-heartedly about eternity while a bunch of people with disheveled hair act as if they are in awe of his prowess.
History is constantly torn between science and art. Sometimes, people try to resolve this dilemma by pulling art, and fiction in particular, toward the scientific, sometimes, by stressing the artistic side of science, and, sometimes, by calling it a void argument. But how do we avoid a question inscribed in the ambiguity of the very […]