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Waking Up in Reno
"...the powers-that-be fear they have a dog on their hands. A Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice for..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Okie Noodling
Noodling is the sport (some say art) of catching big ol' catfish with your bare hands. The practice is legal only in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Okie Noodling is Beesley's affectionate, funny, and engaging look at the noodlers in his home state.
"...art) of catching big ol' catfish with your bare hands. Legal only in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the..."

Oct. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Windtalkers
"...of killing his charge should he fall into enemy hands. Woo does well with the central conceit of the..."

June 14, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Son of the Bride
In this Argentinean film, a single dad and businessman struggles to keep his personal life afloat while undergoing a midlife crisis.
"...-- his restaurant -- is now in the shaky hands of his son; with the banks and various creditors..."

May 3, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Trouble
"...a black market nuclear bomb that passes through the hands of various high and low-level hoodlums. Also in the..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Second Skin
"...too late to ignite any fireworks, even in the hands of such capable actors...."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Beijing Bicycle
A newcomer to Beijing has his bicycle (and livelihood) stolen by a teen desperate to impress his pals in this Chinese variation on The Bicycle Thieves.
"...particularly difficult delivery, it makes its way into Jian's hands. And there you have the essence of this simple..."

March 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Heist
"...all know and love so well, and in different hands this could have been just another by-the-numbers yawn-o-thon. This..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Man Who Wasn't There
The story is rife with the Coens' ripe ambivalence, a black seriocomic opera of fouled-up American dreams, and a meditation on ambivalence that is itself often as ambiguous as the emotional meanderings of its protagonist, a small-town barber. The film's black-and-white image processing is stunning.
"...tone. Still, it's the best-looking film of the year, hands down, and Thornton is dazzling, a dull diamond in..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Vertical Ray of the Sun
"...hope it looks like Vertical Ray of the Sun. Hands-down the most gorgeously put-together piece of celluloid in recent..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

O: The Movie
"...since sophomore English, I don't remember Iago dirtying his hands so much. The twisted brilliance of that character was..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Down From the Mountain
"...subject matter, the filmmakers' approach here is even more hands-off: Film the music and let it speak for itself...."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Time and Tide
"...other Hollywood action film of the past five years, hands down. It's not even close. Welcome back, Mr. Tsui...."

July 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Golden Bowl
"...novel by Henry James). It's rich in detail and handsomely crafted, but with a flaw (or two) buried below..."

May 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

With a Friend Like Harry ...
Tasty psychological thriller from France (by way of Hitchcock).
"...alive and very much a lunatic. While washing his hands at a rest area in the French countryside, Michel..."

May 18, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Before Night Falls
"...of jail cell bars or a single clap of hands that sends a brigade of birds flying madly around..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sound and Fury
"...Fury, which debuted at Sundance, it's the sound of hands flying in impassioned, ASL-signed debate. The furor here is..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Venus Beauty Institute
"...in a giddy, bizarre, beautiful way. And in the hands of a better script and direction (both by Marshall),..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Trixie
"...ex-film students to have all the fun. In the hands of a less talented cast the film might be..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Bryan Poyser

X-Men
"...up with the other core X-Men, including the supremely handsome and self-involved Cyclops (Marsden), who shoots power beams through..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Genet in Chatila
"...witnessed the massacre of hundreds of Palestinians at the hands of Lebanese militiamen in 1982, it propelled him to..."

Jan. 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stuart Little
Retelling of E.B. White's children's classic.
"...shucks” charm right on down the line, from his hands-in-pocket slouch to his boisterous good humor. Also notable are..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
"...and finally depositing her offspring in her mate's clumsy hands. It's all a bit precious, and by that point..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Double Jeopardy
"...crime scene, are about as scary as putting your hands in spaghetti, since anyone who's heard the premise already..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Teaching Mrs. Tingle
"...all a terrible misunderstanding, of course, but in the hands of Williamson events quickly spiral out of control until..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This Is My Father
"...brother Aidan can do when he finally gets his hands on a decent script. Forget clinkers like Crusoe, Benny..."

June 18, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The School of Flesh
Provocative film is based on a Yukio Mishima novel and transposed to present-day Paris.
"...self-assured man and bruised boy. In these actors' capable hands, the contradictions in the lovers' entanglement seem to make..."

May 21, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Opposite of Sex
"...step-sister, Bill mopes, pines, and finally throws up his hands in dismay until -- presto! -- things get worse...."

July 3, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Twentyfourseven
"...street kids, but Meadows has them working like old hands here, firing off dodgy barbs and getting on like..."

May 8, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
"...aural bombardment is equal to the visual. MK2 is, hands down, the noisiest movie of the year. Perpetual sound..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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