Hushabye Mountain" isn't the first Jonathan Harvey play to need severe editing, but neither is it the first to display an invaluable authorial strength that can't be edited out: genuine heart. For…
Intriguing but unsatisfying, "Rat Race" recalls the grimy futuristic visions of Godard's "Alphaville" and Von Trier's "The Element of Crime," to occasionally striking effect. But murky story…
Part portrait of merging cultures, part investigation of the parameters of family loyalty, "Chutney Popcorn" is many things, the most important of which is a very good comedy. The freshman feature…
AKafkaesque fantasy warmed by loopy humor and a luminous lead perf, tyro feature helmer Andrey Slabakov's "Wagner" delights for some time --- though this seriocomic whimsy goes on too long and ends…
Produced, directed, written, edited by Mike Hoolboom. Reviewed at San Francisco Film Festival, April 25, 1999. Running time: 71 MIN.
Reviewed at San Francisco Film Festival, April 28, 1999. Running time: 63 MIN.
"I don't believe in fairy tales and hokum," the heroine of "The Mummy" exclaims a short way into the proceedings. If not, then she most certainly would not believe -- or like -- the very movie she's…
A poetic, ambitious and intelligently crafted film from first-time director Katherine Dieckmann, "A Good Baby" is an affecting portrait of a rural Southern community's reaction to the discovery of an…
NBC plays its true-crime card with "The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer," an engaging mini that boasts strong performances and a tight structure from director William A. Graham. Despite a rushed ending…