A diverting, if just half-successful, attempt to put a fresh spin on the now-familiar mix of hit men and black comedy, "Angel's Dance" shifts the central p.o.v. to a female character --- then doesn't…
After six years of trying to get his dream project about abstract painter Jackson Pollock off the canvas, Ed Harris has a greenlight and an April 19 start date to make his movie directorial debut on…
It's Special Effects 10, Screenplay 0 for "The Matrix," an eye-popping but incoherent extravaganza of morphing and superhuman martial arts. Ultra-cool visuals that truly deliver something new to the…
Produced, directed by Jonathan Berman. Reviewed on videocassette, Houston, March 3, 1999. (In Slamdance, South by Southwest film festivals.) Running time: 58 MIN.
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Panorama), Feb. 19, 1999. Original title: Solas. Running time: 98 MIN.
With less than a month to go before the final lineup will be announced, the Cannes Film Festival has locked in only a handful of titles for its upcoming edition, May 12-23.
Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Forum), Feb. 17, 1999. Original title: Janmadinam. Malayalam dialogue. Running time: 105 MIN.
A modern-day Manhattan reporter inexplicably behaves like a refugee from the Prohibition Era in this slight but likable indie comedy. "Man of the Century" relies heavily on the engaging sincerity of…
With its shoot-'em-up Shakespearean/Western/gangster pic ending --- bodies everywhere, moral hammered home --- Robert Alexander's gangsta rap agitprop "A Preface to the Alien Garden" finally achieves…
Fine Line Features, hovering between acquisitions and productions, has inked a deal to develop "The Palace Thief," with a screenplay by Neil Tolkin based on an Ethan Canin short story. Sean Bailey…
It requires a high degree of temerity for network television to believe that it can tell the story of the 20th century in a mere dozen hours (closer to nine hours, minus commercials and promos)…