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Sketches of Frank Gehry
The controversial architect is brought into focus by veteran filmmaker Sydney Pollack.
"...aspects of their lives as artists, and their off-camera friendship gives these moments a nice familiarity. Still, this is..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Muscling for rank in the crowded box-office speedway, this Pixar contender takes an early lead but loses momentum in the middle third.
"...Route 66, where he learns the true meaning of friendship from the locals: a sexy Porsche (Hunt), a rusty..."

June 9, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Man
Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy have starred in bigger stinkers, but this wheezing comedy may herald the death knell of the interracial buddy-cop farce.
"...bear underneath, and teach him the True Meaning of Friendship? Levy and Jackson are not to be faulted, and..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Funny Ha Ha
In his microbudget debut, writer/director Bujalski shows a superb knack for capturing real moments (the stuff that happens between all the big moments) and the residue of our half-fulfilled inclinations.
" sermonizing about youthful alienation or the value of friendship and intentional community. There is no cutesiness, no pop-culture..."

July 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

DiG! transcends the typical "rock movie" format and aspires to something greater: an examination of why we create and what we receive from art.
"...BJM’s mutton-chopped, photogenic tambourine man – its take on friendship and ambition is without irony. Taylor seems to like..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dear Pillow
Provocative Austin-made feature pushes sexual buttons meant to arouse and provoke, but never satisfy.
"...I was grocery shopping the other day." This unlikely friendship is fueled in equal measure by Wes’ thrumming young..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Monsieur Ibrahim
Omar Sharif makes a welcome return to the screen in this gentle French film about a Jewish adolescent and an elderly Muslim shopkeeper.
"...French film, set in early Sixties Paris, about the friendship between a lonely Jewish adolescent and an elderly Muslim..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Clifford's Really Big Movie
The big red animated dog runs away and joins the circus.
"...end, there are lessons learned about confidence, trust, and friendship, all of which will probably make only a slight..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The saga ends (and ends) back in the Shire where it began.
" at its heart a tale of simple companionable friendship and the rigors thereof. It’s odd and unfortunate, however,..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Adapted from the children’s book by Austin author Louis Sachar, the film features LaBeouf as a teen stuck at a Texas camp for juvenile delinquents.
"...bent to find also a thrilling little essay on friendship, fate, and the restorative powers of onions...."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chasing Papi
" become a message movie about female solidarity and friendship. A couple subplots about a beauty pageant and some..."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Piglet's Big Movie
"...the sort of blissful, cute, altogether sweet meditation on friendship and Being a Good Person that the world could..."

March 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" alien invaders flick, a Big Chill-ish meditation on friendship and the past, and a plague film along the..."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Talk to Her
Gone, with one major exception, are the delicious hysterics of Almodóvar's earlier works; Talk to Her is a mostly restrained, though by no means unemotional, work about two men in love with comatose women.
" turn to each other to forge an empathetic friendship. Marco’s lover, Lydia (Flores), was a bullfighter spectacularly gored..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens' picaresque teems with wonderful performances and bright direction by McGrath (who also did the same for Jane Austen in Emma).
"...of true Dickensian horrors and the unique delights of friendship, family, and fun. Indeed, the performances are so rich..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...of Funerals. The heart of the story is the friendship between three professional, single women in their 40s: never-married..."

April 26, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Under the Sun
"...but slight story about the unlikely new love and friendship between two older-than-average movie characters. However, there's not a..."

March 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lantana is an unconventional suspense film that succeeds on a smaller, more intimate scale. The avoidance of deus-ex-machina plot twists and the reliance upon tension generated by interpersonal situations drives the film. – Marrit Ingman
"...that lurk beneath the placid surfaces of marriage and friendship. Beefy police detective Leon Zat (LaPaglia) shares a one-night..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Tape is a confined microcosm: three characters, one room, and a whole lot of head-trippery. Old high school friends reunite years later in a dingy Michigan motel room for a night of tricky revelations.
"...into play here, like the subjective fluidity of memory, friendship, and communication, are all over the place. Hawke, Thurman,..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grateful Dawg
"...footage cobbled together into an 80-minute documentary tracing the friendship and musical collaboration between Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Monsters, Inc.
Re-released in 3-D.
"...a funky little tone poem on the nature of friendship and reconciliation, with monsters. Or maybe I'm just getting..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My First Mister
" clashes, psychosexual tension, and the pair's cautiously evolving friendship in ways that mine both the easy surface laughs..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...repertoire. Howie and Big John embark upon a curious friendship that wavers between seduction, extortion, and an authentic emotional..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Nicely performed and beautifully shot, this story of a young boy's political awakening flutters lightly across the screen.
"...introduction to the world beyond his doorstep through his friendship with a wise old man, this Spanish movie never..."

Nov. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Little Vampire
"...about the ostracization of strangers and the value of friendship. Based on The Little Vampire series of children's books..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Road to El Dorado
" The emphasis of this story is on the friendship of Tulio (Kline) and Miguel (Branagh), two 16th-century Spanish..."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Next Best Thing
"...task of helming this distinctly modern tale of love, friendship, and American family mores. It says much about the..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stuart Little
Retelling of E.B. White's children's classic.
"...most of White's message -- the importance of family, friendship, and sticking up for the (ahem again) little guy..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Very Thought of You
"...Best pals Daniel, Frank, and Laurence have years of friendship thrown into a jumble when Martha, freshly arrived in..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

" Kill) is not its familiar story of unlikely friendship but the splendid portrayals of its two main characters:..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

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