Author: David Levine

The X-Files: The Complete Series

The X-Files: The Complete Series

In the early 1990s, the young Fox network was just beginning to hit its stride with an odd mix of television not found on the major three networks. Fox viewers found irreverent comedy courtesy of...

Movie Review posted on 2nd October 2007

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

A fine red wine only gets better with age. Long before that cork is popped and the first pour hits your favorite wine glass, you already know how great that vintage vino is going to...

Movie Review posted on 29th June 2007

Provoked: A True Story

Provoked: A True Story

The beautiful Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai plays the victim of years of spousal abuse in Provoked: A True Story, based on a monumental U.K. court case that forever changed British laws on domestic violence. Even...

Movie Review posted on 18th May 2007

Caffeine

Caffeine

Something's always brewing at the Black Cat Café, or so they say. The advertisers behind the new independent film Caffeine want us to believe there's plenty of activity at the quirky London café. Sadly, it's...

Movie Review posted on 17th March 2007

Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted is a familiar fairytale: a young woman must overcome an extreme set of obstacles to land her prince charming. The telling of this mythical fable, based on the novel by Gail Carson Levine,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch

There are three essential elements for a polished Disney animated film: rich and detailed animation, inspirational music that is catchy and clever, and a clear message that is easy to understand. Alas, Disney's latest,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

Click

Click

It seems only fitting that Adam Sandler, who has made a career of being the quintessential every-guy, would pilot a movie about the greatest invention for men -- the remote control. But Click isn't about...

Movie Review posted on 23rd June 2006

Twisted

Twisted

Few cities on earth make for a better backdrop for murder mysteries than San Francisco. Its naturally spooky features - the fog-shrouded skyline, the damp city streets, and the massive bay - are all instant...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Crash (2004)

Crash (2004)

In Crash, a simple car accident forms an unyielding foundation for the complex exploration of race and prejudice. Thoroughly repulsive throughout, but incredibly thought provoking long after, Paul Haggis' breathtaking directorial debut succeeds in bringing...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Big Trouble

Big Trouble

Much has been said about Big Trouble, another film meant for a near-September 11th release that was postponed because its contents would be too upsetting amidst the tragedy. Now, seven months and countless airport...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Crossroads

Crossroads

Britney Spears, the young queen of pop, has hit a fork in her career. With several hit albums under her arm and millions of dollars in her pockets, I guess she figures the time...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

To completely understand Brown Sugar requires an appreciation of what hip-hop means to the lives of those who listen to it. Since I'm not well versed in hip-hop music and culture, I didn't understand...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

Steve Irwin brings his popular Animal Planet antics to the big screen in The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course. Irwin plays a hardly fictionalized version of himself in which he tackles the wildest of outback...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

Last year, Christopher Nolan took memory loss to a new level with his masterful thriller Memento, in which the hero tattoos notes on his body to help him cope with his condition. This year,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Unfaithful

Unfaithful

Adrian Lyne is a director in flux. His mainstream film pedigree shows an aptitude for the making of great porn with films containing soft lighting, perfect bodies, and well-choreographed sex. Lyne's resume tells...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Maid in Manhattan

Maid in Manhattan

It wouldn't be the holiday season without fairy tales starring the likes of Santa, Rudolph, or Frosty. This season also finds a small Cinderella story thrown into the jolly mix. Instead of being...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

White Noise

White Noise

White Noise is predicated on an intriguing process called Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) where the dead contact the living through televisions, telephones, and radios. Some may think it's ridiculous, but EVP has long been a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Hidalgo

Hidalgo

According to history, for centuries a 3,000 mile race known as the "Ocean of Fire" was run by young thoroughbred horses across the Arabian Desert. This race is the focal point of Hidalgo - a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers

Post September 11 cinema has seen its share of war movies designed to evoke and sustain a sense of American patriotism. In the last few months, we've re-visited the war in Kosovo (Behind Enemy...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard

I have no problem admitting that the main reason I wanted to review The Dukes of Hazzard was to see Jessica Simpson strutting her stuff in some ass-cheek-hugging short shorts. Yummy! Much of the film's...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Shall We Dance? (2004)

Shall We Dance? (2004)

In Shall We Dance?, Richard Gere plays a man in the throes of a mid-life crisis. This is new territory for the 55-year-old actor who's always found himself opposite considerably younger leading ladies. Here, he...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Chasing Liberty

Chasing Liberty

If you really want to know what Mandy Moore did last summer, then check out her European travelogue called Chasing Liberty. But be warned, watching her travels in this film makes sitting through the reels...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Windtalkers

Windtalkers

Action is John Woo's middle name. After directing frenetic flicks such as Mission: Impossible II, Face/Off, and Broken Arrow, I knew we would get enough bombs, blood and broken body parts to give his...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers

In grade school, history lessons were painfully boring, but at least we learned the facts. I wish the same could be said for history lessons found in today's movies. Last year, Pearl Harbor...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Evelyn

Evelyn

I chuckled when I noticed that my preview screening for Evelyn was shown in a theater next to another theater featuring Die Another Day. At first I thought the theater was doing a tribute...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Undercover Brother

Undercover Brother

The Blaxploitation films of the 1970s starred relatively unknown black actors playing new kinds of male and female superheroes that had all of the style, funk, and butt-stomping moves to tackle any foe. With...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bewitched

Bewitched

Heed my advice before seeing Bewitched: It may fly like a witch and twitch like a witch, but it's certainly not the beloved Bewitched.While its trailers make you believe the small screen gem has been...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Death To Smoochy

Death To Smoochy

Classic children's television show hosts like Mister Rogers and Barney make great role models for children, but their trite style makes them easy targets for adult jokes. Danny DeVito's latest project, Death to Smoochy,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Trapped

Trapped

When a screenwriter decides to write another, predictable ransom thriller, why is it always the attractive, rich families with mansions on lakes that become the hapless victims? In reality, stranger abductions hit all socio-economic...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Big Bounce (2004)

The Big Bounce (2004)

Near the end of The Big Bounce, Owen Wilson's character tells the woman who has just conned him, "I have to be sober to tell this story." In my opinion, only a drunk would be...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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