May 2001 Archives
Heavy by James Mangold (Review)What makes this film so unpleasant, and yet so riveting, is its honest treatment of the story.
Yi Yi by Edward Yang (Review)Yang is very content to let the scenes speak for themselves, without feeling a need to use dialog.
Time Bandits by Terry Gilliam (Review)The movie soon becomes a delirious ride through all sorts of fantastic settings.
Concert Review: The Faint, The Good Life, Har Mar Superstar (May 26, 2001, Omaha, NE)Despite a few technical glitches, The Faint held the crowd in their hand.
Croupier by Mike Hodges (Review)An enthralling thriller that uses quiet tension, superb acting, and a sharp script to keep you interested.
Open Your Eyes by Alejandro Amenábar (Review)Just when you think you have it figured out, the movie forces you to rethink everything you just saw.
Human Traffic by Justin Kerrigan (Review)A movie can’t get by on just flashy characters, a tacked on love story, and over-the-top dialog.
The Prisoner by Chu Yen-Ping (Review)It’s not a classic by any means but it’s a far sight better than what I thought it would be.
Godzilla 2000 by Takao Okawara (Review)This is everything that I want from a Godzilla movie.
Swordsman 2 by Ching Siu-Tung (Review)This film throws so much at you it’s nearly impossible to take in.
Samurai 2: Duel at Ichijoji Temple by Hiroshi Inagaki (Review)For a movie that’s about a famous swordsman, we actually see very little of him.
The Third Miracle by Agnieszka Holland (Review)If you’re looking for a film that doesn’t trivialize the struggles that faith and conviction can bring, this is a good one.
That’s the Way I Like It by Glen Goei (Review)There are times when the movie gets a little mushy and melodramatic, but for the most part, it’s a blast to watch.
The Street Fighter by Shigehiro Ozawa (Review)For the most part, the fights are brutal and gory. But it’s good for the kitsch factor.