Ride with the Devil: Criterion Collection

April 27, 2010

Ang Lee is a filmmaker not afraid to take chances. He brought a historical epic steeped in spectacular martial arts to the mainstream and Oscar glory with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Less successfully, he tried to merge his soulful aesthetic... 

The Devil Wears Prada

December 12, 2006

The fashion world has rarely been depicted accurately on film. Case in point: Robert Altman’s well-intentioned mess Pret-a-Porter (1994). The problem most adaptations have is accurately depicting such a specific world with its own lingo and rules. Reality... 

Land of the Dead

February 21, 2006

There’s a certain irony that after all the recent homages (Shaun of the Dead) and remakes (Dawn of the Dead) of George Romero’s iconic zombie movies, the man himself was inspired to get back in the director’s chair once again for Land... 

Land of the Dead: Unrated Director’s Cut

February 7, 2006

Recent years have seen a resurgence in the zombie film with the good (28 Days Later), the bad (Resident Evil) and the funny (Shaun of the Dead), but all of them pale in comparison to George A. Romero’s trilogy of zombie films. The first two have been... 

The Ring 2

December 2, 2005

After the huge success of the arguably superior Hollywood remake of the hit Japanese chiller Ringu (try saying that after a few pints), comes the predictable sequel. Now, sequels fall into two categories: ones that take the original idea and build on... 

The Missing

February 2, 2003

When Cate Blanchett’s daughter is kidnapped she must team up with estranged father Tommy Lee Jones in this slow-burning Western. Ron Howard is as close to Hollywood royalty as you can get. Both his parents were actors, he starred in iconic 50’s...