Monday: How I Met Your Mother
We were a little disappointed by Saturday Night Live this weekend when Neil Patrick Harris hosted. Not because he wasn’t hilarious-he was!-but because they did too much Doogie and not enough Barney, Mr. Harris’ slimy, yet weirdly charming womanizer on HIMYM. Over the last few years, this Friends-ish pal comedy has Read More
“Crude,” “lewd” and “shameless” are three words that pretty accurately describe Adam Sandler movies in general, and 50 First Dates in particular. Like his 1998 valentine The Wedding Singer , this alleged new comedy pairs the liverwurst-faced Saturday Night Live alumnus with fizzy, wide-eyed Drew Barrymore, who makes a nice leavening agent for the ugly, Read More
Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers , adapted from the novel The Holy Innocents by Gilbert Adair, is set against the backdrop of the 1968 student riots in Paris, though without making much visible effort to reconstruct the look of the period. Mr. Bertolucci was probably wise not to immerse himself in the period details of dress Read More
As the Sundance Film Festival kicks into high gear, Jim McBride’s operatives will be watching. They will sit through the endless screenings and premieres and scrutinize them with the zeal of an up-and-coming Miramax executive waiting to score his first important acquisition. High on their list will be Angela Robinson’s D.E.B.S. , a film that, Read More
In the supposed gloom-and-doom atmosphere of the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival, it is hard to see how John Sayles’ Limbo was overlooked. Perhaps the jurors were torn between admiration and disappointment as I was.
For much of its running time Limbo seems to be soaring to a new peak of artistice xpression, then it Read More