“Perhaps David Cronenberg is owed another kind of reputation: that of a humanist filmmaker who observes and questions, who understands our pain and sorrow as well as our ambitions both intellectual and libidinous.”
‘Happy Gilmore’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Dennis Dugan’s 1996 movie.
“Dennis Potter left us with one of the most ambitious and meaningful pieces of British television, bridging commercial and public broadcasting to address the state of the nation and the fate of the artist with his customary irreverence and accessibility.”
‘Romeo + Juliet’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 movie.
“In ‘Freeway,’ Vanessa isn’t a girl who has won a battle, but one who has lost a war.”
“It’s easy to feel a sense of loss for the great actress and movie star that Paltrow could have become, had she not lost interest in the profession and shifted her attention to her questionable business empire.”
“In ‘Night Falls on Manhattan,’ Lumet arrives at acceptance — the system is what it is. He is resigned to his inability to chronicle any meaningful change through his work.”
Mike Thorn on 25 Years of Marilyn Manson
“The film identifies the dark heart of summer, the humid stagnation and sense of dread that is the season’s essence.”
“As formally challenging as ‘The Pillow Book’ may be, it romantically creates a love affair unbound by its physical limits, connecting it to past and present through art and literature.”
A Weekly Column on Love and Erotica in Cinema by Justine A. Smith
“Call it the Silver Age of Comic Book Movies.”