*Originally published on The Barnesyard blog on October 20, 2005. EXIT TO EDEN (1994; Dir.: Garry Marshall) GRADE: D- By Daniel Barnes If nothing else, Exit to Eden is an example of how attempting to play to every demographic only winds up making everyone unhappy. The film is […]
Jose Padilha’s shiny new PG-13 Robocop might just be the best Robocop we could expect right now. The Past is so unfocused on narrative immediacy that it evolves into an existential mystery before the viewer even comprehends it.
We continue our Antonioni’s Alienation Trilogy festival on Monday with Mike Dub’s review of the 1962 film “La Notte”, starring Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni. Read Mike Dub’s festival review of La Notte.
RoboCop (2014; Dir.: Jose Padilha) Grade: B By Mike Dub Jose Padilha’s spirited remake of RoboCop is one of the nicer surprises to come out in some time. Energetically directed with a mostly clever script and a fun supporting cast, it is marginalized only by occasional, errant attempts at […]
My Joy (2010; Dir.: Sergei Loznitsa) Grade: A- By Mike Dub “Where does this road go?” asks Georgy (Viktor Nemets), a lost truck driver trying to navigate through the rural heart of Russia. “It’s not a road,” answers a local transient, “It’s a direction.” Such is the structure of […]
Steven Soderbergh, the eclectic filmmaker who helped launch the great independent film movement of the 1990s, announced last year that he would be hanging up his viewfinder to pursue other interests. With his final picture, the HBO-released Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, tallying Golden Globe wins for Best […]