Being There: Criterion Collection

July 6, 2017

Released at the end of the 1970s, Hal Ashby’s Being There (1979), an adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s novel of the same name, was a last gasp from the idealistic 1960s, a humanistic voice amidst a decade marked by paranoia, fashionable nihilism, and... 

Rumor Has It

May 25, 2006

Since her highly publicized break-up with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston has wisely kept busy making movies. Alas, they haven’t been that good. Both Derailed (2005) and Rumor Has It (2005) came and went from theatres relatively fast. The latter film was... 

In Her Shoes

March 4, 2006

Curtis Hanson is a chameleon-like filmmaker. From L.A. Confidential (1997) to Wonder Boys (2000) to 8 Mile (2002), he refuses to be pigeon-holed by any one genre. His latest effort, In Her Shoes (2005), adapted from Jennifer Weiner’s novel by Erin Brockovich... 


February 10, 2006

The big screen version of Bewitched (2005) has had a checked past, mostly spent in development hell as many screenwriters and filmmakers took a stab at trying to get it made. Nora Ephron and her sister Delia finally got it off the ground with their self-reflexive... 

The Apartment: Collector’s Edition

February 9, 2006

The Apartment (1960) features the misadventures of C.C. “Bud” Baxter (Lemmon), an anonymous office drone working at a large insurance company in New York City. He loans out his apartment several nights a week to his bosses and their dates in the hopes...