The Luc Besson film’s only distinguishing characteristic is how big a mess it makes of its already meager ambitions.
My mother hates Charles Grodin, and not for something he did in real life.
Make no mistake, for all the deferred killing, this is still a bloody affair, one which takes a grotesque glee in arrows being shot through faces and impromptu torture sessions.
For a movie ultimately about what freaks we all are behind the fronts we build for the sake of normalcy, the apathetically performed The Big Wedding couldn’t possibly be more square.
Like many, I did my vacationing first by way of the movie screen, making all subsequent traveling the realization of romanticized visions.
All right, all right, all right. We should’ve known.
Criterion continues to show enduring love for Gilliam's wondrous magnum opus with their generous Blu-ray package.
What remains in the air is just how many plays the David O. Russell film can pull off.
The pieces brought into play here, of course, are enormously seductive, and it’s not hard to see why so many have been taken in by the film’s wide-eyed charm.
You might have noticed that Hollywood’s superhero well is running a little dry.
They are also unassailable in their perfection, and could easily fall at the top of any all-time best list arrived at by consensus.
Sometimes a classic film gets a grand reception on home video, and sometimes it has to sneak out by the fire escape.
This three-disc set of 1900 is significant for presenting Bertolucci’s most epic epic in its most complete form.
What emerges most saliently from Mintzer’s interviews is Gray’s commitment to the idea of problem solution in creating his style.