Being John Malkovich: Criterion Collection

May 17, 2012

Being John Malkovich (1999) heralded the arrival of not one but two unique voices in cinema: screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze. Both came from fairly modest origins, the former cutting his teeth writing for several television sitcoms... 

Friends with Money

February 27, 2007

Nicole Holofcener writes some of the best, most realistic dialogue for women (and men) and how they interact with one another. This was evident with her strong debut film Walking and Talking (1996) and her work on the small screen with the episodes of... 

The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Unrated

February 16, 2006

Thanks to small, but memorable roles in Bruce Almighty (2003) and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), comedian Steve Carell is poised for mainstream success and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) might be just the film to do it. It is a movie tailored... 

The Interpreter

February 2, 2006

The Interpreter (2005) has all the pedigree of an A-list Hollywood movie complete with Academy Award winning leads Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, respected director Sydney Pollack, skilled screenwriters Scott Frank and Steven Zaillian and world renowned... 

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

January 16, 2006

Jack (Day-Lewis) and his daughter Rose (Belle) live in relative isolation on an island gradually being encroached by an ever-expanding suburbia. Jack is trying desperately to prevent this from happening for as long as he can. They live together with very... 

Out of Sight: Collector’s Edition

December 16, 2004

“It’s like seeing someone for the first time. You can be passing on the street and you look at each other and for a few seconds there’s this kind of recognition. Like you both know something, and the next moment the person’s gone....