June 01, 2007 5:53am EST
It’s everything you’d expect from a lame comedy called Delta Farce, featuring three dopes in army gear on the movie poster.
February 23, 2007 6:04am EST
Billy Bob Thornton finally sheds his Bad Santa-ness to play an everyday hero in the uplifting, if slightly cornball, family drama The Astronaut Farmer.
January 15, 2007 1:15pm EST
Arthur and the Invisibles is just so-so, despite filmmaker Luc Besson’s fervent attempts to create magic.
December 29, 2006 5:24am EST
A product of singular imagination by a filmmaker at the height of his prowess, Pan's Labyrinth is the kind of gothic fairy tale most movies are not--at once wildly fantastical yet elegantly rich in reality, magically inspiring yet profoundly disturbing.
December 20, 2006 4:28am EST
While The Pursuit of Happyness could very easily be subtitled The Pursuit of Sappyness, the terrific father-son dynamic between Will and Jaden Smith is enough to make for an effective tearjerker—barely.
September 29, 2006 5:10am EST
Shocking, explicit, edgy, writer/director John Cameron Mitchell tries taking over the mantle as a modern-day Federico Fellini with Shortbus.
September 08, 2006 5:04am EST
Hollywoodland is a well-acted, moody and sumptuously evocative recreation of LA’s seemingly glamorous underbelly circa the 1950s but tries entirely too hard to be Chinatown.
July 27, 2006 4:55am EST
Even with “Oscar season” yet to come, it’s safe to say that Little Miss Sunshine is one of the year’s very best. This inspirational, hilariously sad dysfunctional-family-road-trip dramedy offers absolutely everything--except pretension.
April 21, 2006 8:15am EST
The parents of the Big Chill are out of town and their twenty-something inertia-filled children decide to throw a house party. Sadly, add one more to the ashes of St. Elmo's Fire--Standing Still has nothing that will surprise and/or shock fans of this genre.
November 30, 2005 9:05am EST
It was a maverick kind of morning as the nominations for the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards were announced, honoring some of this year’s most affecting, avant garde and anti-studio independent film offerings.