Archives for July 1, 2004

The Clearing, and More Moore De-bunkers.

Last night, I caught a screening of The Clearing , which stars three of my favorites: Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, and Willem Dafoe. It starts out like a thriller, but it is far from thrilling.Pieter Jan Brugge’s directorial debut is watchable only for its talented cast, a trio of formidable actors who make you wonder what drew them to this particular script. It’s a kidnapping yarn that raises a lot of interesting questions and suggests myriad possibilities for conspiracy and surprise, only … [Read more...]

Christian Critics Argue over The Notebook

This week's edition of Film Forum is the liveliest in many months, featuring a wide range of opinions on Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Notebook, plus euphoric raves over Spider-Man 2 and admiration for Two Brothers. … [Read more...]