Author: Aaron Lazenby

Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

With preternatural good looks, a Spice Girl for a wife, and an uncanny ability to kick a soccer ball and make it land wherever he wants, David Beckham is one of the biggest stars of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Positioned in history between the earnest majesty of John Ford's The Searchers and Sam Peckinpah's doomed cowboy dirge The Wild Bunch, Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is animated by the best...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Brown Bunny

The Brown Bunny

By all indications, actor/director/musician/man-about-town Vincent Gallo's second full-length feature The Brown Bunny should have collapsed under the weight of its own negative hype. First, there were the reports of unsimulated fellatio between Gallo and fellow...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Kangaroo Jack

Kangaroo Jack

An Australian tall tale dating back to 1903 (according to the Internet, and the Internet would never lie) relates the escapades of the "Gucci Kangaroo" a mischievous marsupial that robs foreigners of hats, sunglasses, or...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Frida

Frida

After withstanding a decade of development, a race between two competing projects, and the mural-sized egos of Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, a film biography of Frida Kahlo has finally made it to the screen. Who...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

El Mariachi

El Mariachi

Ten years after its release, Austin-bred Director Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi is still the subject of Texas-sized legend. People who have never seen the film still know about the circumstances of its production. They know...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Once Upon a Time in Mexico has everything it needs to rise to the grand occasion the film's title suggests. And written on the theater marquee, the title resonates nicely with two classic Sergio Leone...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy

Combining the palpable, seedy desperation of its best big budget cousins with creative filmmaking born of frugality, Gun Crazy is sure to scratch the femme fatale, love on the run itch of any fan of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

A Guy Thing

A Guy Thing

It's a week before you get married, and your bachelor party isn't treating you right. Someone called strippers, and that makes you a bit uncomfortable. But one of the strippers is so awkward and cute...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

Warning: This review is tainted by the author's prejudices against Moonlight Mile director Brad Silberling. In 1998, Mr. Silberling took it upon himself to remake Wim Wenders' metaphysical masterpiece Wings of Desire as the anemic...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

Towards the end of Ed Zwick's The Last Samurai, Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) washes away the memories of his brutal past and clears his path to honor and redemption with these words: "A man does...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Bizarre events unfold with an easy inevitability in the world of Spirited Away, director Hayao Miyazaki's latest anime opus. Miyazaki's heroine Chihiro is a modern-day Alice, trying to make sense of a fantastic and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Fritz Lang's The Testament of Dr. Mabuse is the second of the director's three films featuring the popular criminal mastermind and hypnotist. And like its predecessor (Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler), Testament has profound historical significance...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

The only thing worse than a bad movie is a bad movie that takes itself seriously. Not only is your intelligence insulted, but the director is revealed to be a snob as well as a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Basic

Basic

Is that dramatic "woosh" the sound of the intense hurricane that complicates a doomed Army training mission in Basic? No, it's a byproduct of the ever-accelerating, freefalling careers of Johns Travolta and McTiernan.Travolta's been in...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Team America: World Police

Team America: World Police

Say you're a couple of clever but potty-mouthed guys from Colorado. You make a crude and crudely animated cartoon for cable, and it becomes a huge hit. You parlay your cartoon into a successful feature...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

Franciscan and Benedictine monks are dispatched to a remote monastery to resolve a dispute over doctrine in The Name of the Rose. When William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and his novice Adso (a very young...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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Aiko wants to teach us how to find peace in solitude

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