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A Dirty Job, but Somebody’s Gotta Describe It ...: "The Aristocrats" and "Broken Flowers" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 18:00

Gilbert Gottfried in The AristocratsTHE ARISTOCRATS

For those who don’t yet know, The Aristocrats is a literal one-joke movie. In Paul Provenza’s documentary, nearly a hundred comedians re-tell an old vaudeville gag about a group of performers whose act consists of them performing the filthiest, most repellant stage atrocities imaginable – some immoral, most illegal, all unimaginable (or so it would seem). The performers’ stage moniker? The Aristocrats.

 
Gilliam’s "The Brothers Grimm" Not Grimm Enough PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 06 September 2005 18:00

Heath Ledger and Matt Damon in The Brothers GrimmTHE BROTHERS GRIMM

Fairy tales, at their core, exert a powerful emotional pull, and at rare moments in Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm, the director finds a visual equivalent to their hypnotic, wicked appeal. In this typically unclassifiable Gilliam excursion, the first glimpse of Little Red Hiding Hood traipsing through the gloomy forest is enough to give any adult viewer a shiver. Gilliam frames her entrance, and the later arrival of Hansel and Gretel, with ominous portent, the colors – that cape and hood especially – are enticing, and the forest sets have a creepy, storybook elegance. For the briefest of moments, you’re a kid again, enraptured by the haunting, suggestive simplicity of these stories; our first sightings of Little Red, Hansel, and Gretel bring with them a spark of tingly joy.

 
A First-Class McAdams in a Second-Rate "Red Eye": Also, "Four Brothers" and "Valiant" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 30 August 2005 18:00

Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy in Red EyeRED EYE

Wes Craven’s Red Eye is the beneficiary of an original, intriguing leading character and, in Rachel McAdams, exactly the right performer to play her. A good thing, too, because the movie doesn’t have a lot else going for it.

 
The Summer’s Best Surprise Is a "40-Year-Old Virgin": Also, "A League of Ordinary Gentlemen" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 18:00

Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, and Seth Rogen in The 40-Year-Old VirginTHE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

Considering the film’s title, this might sound ludicrous. But in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell, playing our hapless hero Andrew, gives what might become a legendary comedic screen performance.

 
Rob Schneider’s Penis Envy: "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill," and "The Sketeton Key" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 16 August 2005 18:00

Rob Schneider and Eddie Griffin in Deuce Bigalow: European GigoloDEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO

Some comedies are so colossally, ridiculously unfunny that you’re left with no choice but to stare at them in abject bewilderment. To the surprise of probably no one, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is such a comedy. Yet the movie – and I hesitate to call it one – is actually far more intriguing than “colossally, ridiculously unfunny” would indicate.

 
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