You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Woody Allen’s latest film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger begins with a voice over that quotes something Shakespeare once wrote about how life is a story, told by an idiot full of sound and fury and it signifies nothing. Is this a clever wink to us, from Allen himself, who realizes best of all that his movies are mostly superfluous any more? I prefer to think that this is the case, since the opposite would mean that Allen himself has become... Read More

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Updating a hit from the eighties may be Oliver Stone scraping at the bottom of a his proverbial barrel, but it seems that it works for him a bit. After years of hits and misses, well, mostly misses, it’s a refreshing to have a film from the iconic director that doesn’t totally suck. And as relevant as the actual Wall Street was in the late eighties, it is even more relevant today.  Best of all, Stone doesn’t skimp on the true... Read More

Milk

His name is Gus Van Sant, and he’s here to recruit you.  Van Sant seems to be an auteur of the best kind: doing things only because it pleases him.  Don’t believe this?  Watch Gerry.  While all his movies provide something interesting, his forays into mainstream narratives usually yield the greatest rewards.  Milk falls into this category and will please everyone willing to give it a chance. Milk follows the true life story of Harvey... Read More

W.

Oliver Stone’s W. isn’t what it appeared to be in the trailer.  It seemed like it would be a lightweight comedy/satire on Bush and his cabinet, slinging mud in their general direction.  I was sad to find out, that this was not the case.  It seems like this is more Alexander Stone, than it is, say, Platoon Stone. I think most people aren’t quite sure what to make of this film.  It comes across as more of a documentary than a satire,... Read More

Oliver Stone’s W.

Opening this Friday nationwide is Oliver Stone’s newest (and perhaps most controversial) film, W. Rumor has it, Josh Brolin (playing Dubb ya) does a mean impersonation, and has the acting chops to back it up.  Whether or not you approved of Bush, or his administration, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most controversial characters in recent political history.  The subject matter will be compelling no matter what, but it... Read More

The Dead Girl

I don’t know why, but as I perused the aisles of Blockbuster the other night (aisles that I have practically memorized), this DVD just happened to catch my eye.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it’s a subconscious fascination with the morbid.  Anyway, I picked up The Dead Girl and was astounded at the list of what I consider to be A-list actors, and at the fact I’d never even heard of this 2006 release. When I saw Brittany Murphy... Read More