April 19, 2007

Bobby (2006) is Emilio Estevez’s comeback from obscurity with an earnest look back at the fateful night Presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel on June 4, 1968. Instead of focusing on the man, Estevez creates... 

Mean Girls

May 28, 2005

The knives are out for new girl Lindsay Lohan when she meets the meanest of the mean on her first day of high school. Perhaps the dark side of American comedy hasn’t been killed off by the Ashton Kutchers and the Sean William Scotts after all. Mean... 

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

December 14, 2003

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) is the latest salvo in the Lindsay Lohan-Hilary Duff war over the lucrative teenage girl market. Each girl has been cranking out films in response to the other but as we all know from the rules of Thunderdome,... 

Freaky Friday

July 1, 2002

The body swap genre has had a less than illustrious past. Films like Like Father, Like Son (1987) and Vice Versa (1988) take a child and their adult counterpart and reverse their roles with supposedly hilarious results. The humour comes from the adult...