December 23, 2009

Mike Judge may have enjoyed considerable success on television with Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill but he continues to have an unlucky streak with feature films. His first two efforts – Office Space (1999) and Idiocracy (2006) – were given... 

Smokin’ Aces

April 17, 2007

Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie have pretty much cornered the market on the ultraviolent, pop culture-laden crime film. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell filmmaker Joe Carnahan who follows up Narc (2002), his ode to gritty police procedurals of... 

Dazed and Confused: Criterion Collection

June 2, 2006

After the low budget success of the independent film Slacker (1990), Richard Linklater followed it up with Dazed and Confused (1993) and learned a harsh lesson about moving from the world of indie cinema to making a movie for a major Hollywood studio.... 

Jersey Girl

December 28, 2004

Ever since Kevin Smith made Clerks (1994), he has been threatening to make a PG-rated, mainstream audience-friendly movie that his folks could actually go and see. Jersey Girl was his attempt. The question remained, would he soften the edges of his trademark... 


November 12, 2003

The superhero genre is one that is ideally suited for the transition to the big screen, full of larger than life colourful characters with classic good versus evil struggles. Recently there has been a renaissance in these films & the latest hero to... 


January 5, 2003

Phillip K. Dick just doesn’t get any respect from Hollywood. With the exception of Blade Runner (1982), film producers and writers have butchered his fiction, rendering them unrecognizable by the time they hit the big screen. “We Can You Remember...