A thousand years of inspirational fraudulence rains like confetti upon the slickly contrived "Snow on New Year's Eve," an overblown Teutonic whimsy that's like "Magnolia" OD'd on schmaltz --- or…
Reviewed at Palm Springs Film Festival, Jan. 14, 2000. Running time: 74 MIN.
Narrator: Sharon Gless.
Shot through with the kind of Boy Scout innocence that's rarely been seen since the days of '60s adventure pics for Disney, "Grizzly Falls" is a fable for young boys who can only imagine what it's…
Patience is a requirement in approaching vet nonfiction helmer James Benning, a cinematic one-man-band whose films exude a near-Zen minimalism. Dull and inscrutable to the casual viewer, they reward…
Building on the strengths of his debut feature, the poignant "Trees Lounge," actor-turned-director Steve Buscemi brings the same unfussy confidence and bittersweet empathy to "Animal Factory," a fine…
Shamelessly flattering and melodramatic, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" may strike some viewers as stretching nonfiction cinema's parameters until its mascara runs with tears.
Brit stage thesp Janet McTeer's likely Oscar nom for "Tumbleweeds" could give a leg up to "Songcatcher," another polished, feel-good indie production in which she gets her second screen lead. Framing…
NBC recently made a movie that capitalized on Y2K fears. CBS tackled an earthquake in New York. It only goes to follow that ABC would address germ phobia just in time for the cold and flu season…
The most commendable aspect of "Isn't She Great," Andrew Bergman's trashy biopic of bestselling novelist Jacqueline Susann, is its brief running time. Bette Midler delivers one of her broadest…
Director Keith Gordon's attraction to subjects of somber literary and political weight hits a speed bump with "Waking the Dead."