Pan's Labyrinth...

[rating:4.5] Director: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu “Pan’s Labyrinth“ may be the best film of 2006 (or 2007, if you consider that it didn’t hit wide release until January). Its 96% critical lauding on Rotten Tomatoes is all...

Catch and Release

[rating:2.5] Director: Susannah Grant Starring: Jennifer Garner, Tim Olyphant, Kevin Smith, Juliette Lewis “Erin Brokovich” writer Susannah Grant makes her directorial debut with a script of her own concoction, and proves a decent rookie director but a writer who should not be...

Curse of the Golden ...

[rating:4] Director: Zhang Yimou Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li The latest film from “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers” director Zhang Yimou successfully one-ups his already impressive resume for visual spectacle. Remember when Western audiences were blown away...

Happily N'Ever ...

[rating:0.5] Director: Paul J. Bolger Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sigourney Weaver When a film is just blandly dull, just unremarkably sucky, it’s no fun writing the review. (Thus, no review of “The Good Shepherd.”) Yet here we are, considering...