Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
The Darjeeling Limited (with Hotel Chevalier), Wes Anderson, 2007
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Last Night at the Alamo, Eagle Pennell, 1983
Pennell's hardscrabble booze yarn, regarded as a modest curio from the proto-indie era of regional cinema, is instead a genuine major work, with the director effortlessly and expertly deploying the film's myriad types in service of a narrative reflecting nothing less than the God's honest American Spirit.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Lady Chatterly, Pascale Ferran, 2006
Monday, March 10, 2008
Ne Touchez pas la Hache (The Duchess of Langeais), Jacques Rivette, 2007
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I Could Never be Your Woman, Amy Heckerling, 2007
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Paranoid Park, Gus Van Sant, 2007
In this high school murder mystery of sorts, Van Sant employs young, non-professional actors as the film's principals, a tact that served him tremendously in 2003's staggering and affecting Elephant. Here, though, the director rests too much on his adolescents' near-incessant blank stares, languid strolls, and mumbled interior monlogues.