Casino Royale

March 14, 2007

Like Batman Begins (2005) and Superman Returns (2006), the James Bond franchise has reinvented itself by going back to the beginning complete with a new actor in the role of a familiar icon. Even the series’ trademark opening credit sequence has been... 

Kingdom of Heaven: Director’s Cut

May 23, 2006

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) was Ridley Scott’s costly epic about the Crusades that promptly flopped at the box office in North America. Clearly, the studio and Scott were hoping for another zeitgeist galvanizing response to this film like with Gladiator... 

Kingdom of Heaven

January 13, 2006

There’s a moment in Kingdom of Heaven where our hero Balian asks his enemy Saladin what the city of Jerusalem is worth to him. “Nothing,” he replies. “Everything.” This paradox is the prevailing problem with the film itself;... 

The Dreamers

September 10, 2004

The Dreamers (2003) is Bernardo Bertolucci’s unapologetic love letter to being young and to the cinema. The movie yearns for a simpler time when it was exciting to be young and full of energy and idealism during a turbulent period in history. The characters...