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"Love Actually" Is a Glorious Mess: Also, "Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 18 November 2003 18:00

Emma Thompson in Love ActuallyLOVE ACTUALLY

If you are to believe the (mostly) glowing responses to Love Actually, writer-director Richard Curtis has compressed material for a half-dozen romantic comedies into one, creating, in the words of one reviewer, “an epic romantic comedy.” But that’s not exactly accurate. For his first directorial outing, Curtis – the clever, funny screenwriter of Four Weddings & A Funeral and Notting Hill – has apparently decided to take every idea he’s ever had, every last one, and blend them into a frothy, holiday-themed confection; it’s less an epic romantic comedy than a romantic comedy shaped as an epic (which isn’t the same).

 
"The Matrix Revolutions" Emerges as the Best of the Matrix Series: Also, "Elf" and "American Splendor" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:00

Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving in The Matrix RevolutionsTHE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS

The Matrix was, for me, mostly hooey, and this summer’s The Matrix Reloaded seemed, at best, visually resplendent nonsense, so imagine my surprise when I attended The Matrix Revolutions and found myself really enjoying it.

 
Campion’s Latest Doesn’t Work, but It’s Hard to Shake: "In the Cut," "Beyond Borders," and "Buffalo Soldiers" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 04 November 2003 18:00

Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo in In the CutIN THE CUT

Jane Campion’s erotic thriller In the Cut is, for the most part, an unholy mess, but as messes go, it’s certainly one of 2003’s more intriguing ones.

 
"Scary Movie 3" an Improvement, but Not Clever Enough: Also, "Runaway Jury" and "Radio" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 28 October 2003 18:00

Anna Faris and Drew Mikusa in Scary Movie 3SCARY MOVIE 3

With Scary Movie 3, the assignment of directing has been passed from Keenen Ivory Wayans to Airplane!’s David Zucker, which is a big step forward right there. (Zucker isn’t much of a director, either, but at least he has ideas on how to shape a scene, and is actually pretty adept at making his film parodies look like the films they’re parodying.) Plus, any time Zucker and company are satirizing the outrageous pomposity of M. Night Shymalan, whose Signs receives – and deserves – particularly harsh treatment here, Scary Movie 3 is everything you want a movie spoof to be: smart, funny, and more than a little mean. (And heartening – until now, I thought I was the only one who detested Shymalan’s “Hitchcockian” appearance as the vet who accidentally kills Mel Gibson’s wife in Signs.) The wide-eyed, appealing Anna Faris returns as the lead, ably satirizing Naomi Watts’ reporter from The Ring, and comic actors such as Charlie Sheen, Jeremy Piven, Queen Latifah, Camryn Manheim, and legendary spoofster Leslie Nielsen all score some laughs. So why is Scary Movie 3 still so disappointing?

 
"Mystic River" Stands as Eastwood’s and Penn’s Best Work: Also, "The Magdalene Sisters" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Reviews
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 21 October 2003 18:00

Kevin Bacon and Sean Penn in Mystic RiverMYSTIC RIVER

It’s tempting to say that in Mystic River, Clint Eastwood’s complex, heartbreaking adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s terrific murder mystery, Sean Penn gives the most nuanced approximation of grief to be found anywhere in modern movies.

 
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