The Weather Man

March 12, 2006

Gore Verbinski is a throwback to filmmakers from the classic Hollywood era in the sense that he’s a journeyman director working in a variety of genres: the romantic comedy (The Mexican), horror (The Ring) and action/adventure (Pirates of the Caribbean).... 


March 12, 2006

Adapted from the award-winning play of the same name, Proof (2005) should have been a slam dunk come awards season and yet it went largely ignored despite the pedigree of being a Miramax film, being directed by John Madden of Shakespeare in Love (1998)... 

American Splendor

March 22, 2002

Harvey Pekar’s comic book, American Splendor pioneered a new genre: the autobiographical comic book. At first glance, the everyday events of a file clerk from Cleveland seem hardly the material for an interesting film. Fortunately, filmmakers Robert...