July 9, 2010

When I see Ben Stiller starring in brainless comedies like the Meet the Parents and the Night at the Museum films, it just makes me sad because I know he’s capable of so much more. I understand why he does these films. They are paycheck movies that... 

Four Last Songs

August 27, 2007

Four Last Songs (2007) derives its title from the last pieces of music composer Richard Strauss wrote for his wife before he died and, not surprisingly, dealt with grandiose notions of life and death – themes that this film clumsily tries to examine... 

Enduring Love

October 6, 2005

There is something missing from British cinema, and Enduring Love is the best attempt at a clever, thought-provoking psychological thriller/drama that is ever gonna try and rival its American counterparts. This adaptation of an Ian McEwan best-selling... 

Vanity Fair

September 26, 2005

You’ve got to hand it to Reese Witherspoon. She began as a teenager in gritty indie movies earning acclaim from her performances in dark works, Freeway and Best Laid Plans before moving into bigger mainstream films like Pleasantville and then selling...