Traffic: Criterion Collection

March 13, 2006

By the time he made Traffic (2000), Steven Soderbergh was at the zenith of his popularity having just come off the crowd pleaser, yet socially conscious Erin Brockovich (2000), with an even more powerful critique on a problem that plagues the United States... 

Silver City

July 1, 2005

John Sayles is one of America’s rare political filmmakers, from the corruption in professional baseball with Eight Men Out (1988) to environmental concerns with Sunshine State (2002). Like, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, Sayles released his movie,... 

The Manchurian Candidate

June 26, 2005

Remaking classic movies is almost always a bad idea and usually done for all the wrong reasons. Case in point: Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned misfire, Psycho (1998). There is a reason why these movies are so highly regarded—they don’t need to be remade.... 

It’s All True

June 17, 2005

Fresh from the success of Citizen Kane (1941), Orson Welles planned to make a collection of true stories to be called, It’s All True. He never finished the movie and over the years it has gained a reputation as one of Welles’ long lost projects that... 

RoboCop Trilogy

August 16, 2003

In 1988 director Paul Verhoeven made his American debut with the violent futuristic actioner Robocop. Dripping with satire and gore in equal measure, Robocop became an instant cult hit. Verhoeven seemed to remake Robocop every few years with a series...