An Unfinished Life

May 1, 2006

An Unfinished Life (2005) is one of those character-driven kinds of movies that takes its time letting us gradually get to know its characters. It isn’t terribly original but a well-made effort nonetheless. Einar Gilkyson (Redford) leads a simple existence... 

Blood and Wine

March 10, 2006

Director Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson had a number of memorable collaborations in the 1970s (Five Easy Pieces and The King of Marvin Gardens) and worked once together during the 1980s (The Postman Always Rings Twice) and again during the 1990s (Man... 

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... 

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....