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Barbershop
"...seriously smart (and funny) dialogue. While it's not a classic of the genre (that honor goes to Car Wash),..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mr. Deeds
"...to hate this Adam Sandler remake of Capra's much-beloved classic. To his admirers Capra can do little wrong, but..."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hud
"...Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas and Brandon de Wilde. Multi-award-winning classic about a family of Texas men (and the housekeeper)..."

June 24, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rollerball
"...this unnecessary and ill-advised remake of Norman Jewison's 1975 semi-classic, the action, the characters, and especially the editing all..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Green Slime
"...Japanese monster movie, The Green Slime is a camp classic about a slimy substance loose in a space station..."

Nov. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Musketeer
"...through Peter Hyams' resourcefully awful “reimagining” of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of King Louis, Cardinal Richelieu, and the little..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

O: The Movie
"...modern wonders that have added contemporary depth to the classic texts: Kurosawa's Ran, Richard Loneraine's 1995 fascist spin on..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Woman in the Dunes
"...Kyoko Kishida, Koji Mitsui and Hiroko Ito. This Japanese classic, which was written by Kobo Abe and based on..."

Aug. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
"...It makes Pearl Harbor seem like a sudden summer classic...."

June 15, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Girl
"...(de la Boulaye). Her voiceover narration (another holdover from classic film noir) guides us through the movie. She has..."

June 15, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Tailor of Panama
"...sleazy charms. This is an adult film in the classic sense of the phrase -- no sophomoric comedy allowed,..."

April 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Josie and the Pussycats
It's far more subversive than the Seventies Hanna-Barbera cartoon on which it's based.
"...situation tremendously fun in the bargain. While it's no classic -- a fair amount of the gags are only..."

April 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Panic
"...hell finally breaks loose with the fury of a classic Greek tragedy. Macy is at the top of his..."

March 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Raisin in the Sun
"...A superlative cast vividly captures the turbulence of this classic drama about the constrictions caused by race in postwar..."

Feb. 21, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shadow of the Vampire
"...Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich. F.W. Murnau's 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu gets a boost from Merhige's fictional account of..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bamboozled
"...movies Network and A Face in the Crowd, two classic American movies to have dealt smartly with television's impact...."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Psycho Beach Party
This campy send-up of surf and slasher movies uses Gidget movies as its comic template.
"...dominatrix or a finger-snapping mama named Tylene. Like a classic beach book whose purpose is to provide trashy fun,..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

But I'm a Cheerleader
Campy film is fun viewing and shines light on lipstick lesbians who are willing to put their pom-poms where their mouths are.
"...Mann and Richard Moll. Megan (Lyonne) shows all the classic signs: the tofu, the Melissa Etheridge poster, the Georgia..."

July 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blood Simple: The Director's Cut
"...myths out of the water but also reinvigorated the classic film noir style and lent a credible face to..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Perfect Storm
"...Storm with a visceral gusto not seen since his classic Das Boot. This is a massive, powerful film, and..."

June 30, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

She Done Him Wrong
"...Mae West to come visit her sometime in this classic West work. In this, her best film, West adapts..."

June 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shaft
"...Samuel L. Jackson. This remake/update/sequel of the 1971 blaxploitation classic starring Richard Roundtree is a muddled treat: Seeing our..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Frequency
"...Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell and Shawn Doyle. Frequency reconfirms the classic Hollywood axiom that the dumbness of sci-fi/fantasy movies increases..."

April 28, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Joe Gould's Secret
"...Joseph Mitchell, are nothing if not faithful to Mitchell's classic 1942 profile of Joe Gould, the legendary irascible Greenwich..."

April 28, 2000 Movie Review

Keeping the Faith
"...comic masterpiece. The film falls short of being a classic screwball comedy, but Keeping the Faith's ingratiating sense of..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beyond the Mat
"...unexpected tack of taking the WWF seriously as a classic example of carpe-diem capitalist enterprise by the Federation's gonzo..."

March 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Natural Selection
This locally shot black comedy examines the bizarre feedback loop that exists among celebrity psychopaths, the increasingly tabloidized mainstream news media, and, not least, our own bad selves.
"...of photography Rhet Bear, whose fiendishly inventive conjury of classic creepo flicks by Friedkin, Craven, and Richard Donner (The..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Gold Rush
"...Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale and Mack Swain. Those classic scenes of Chaplin eating his shoe and a storm-blown..."

Jan. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stuart Little
Retelling of E.B. White's children's classic.
"...(co-director of Disney's The Lion King) retelling of White's classic children's book is a spun-sugar treacle-bomb, though a darn..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lovers on the Bridge
Carax's stridently anti-romantic romance is curiously full of extravagant visual panache.
"...the visual homage is really to Jean Vigo's romantic classic L'Atalante. Much like Vigo, Carax has immersed his lovers..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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