Archive for December 21st, 2005

The Fisher King

Brilliant is a word that I don’t use very often. It’s over used, especially if it’s used to describe someone like director Terrence Malick. He’s good, but he’s not brilliant. Every now and then, actors can be brilliant, or at least deliver a brilliant performance. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, you instantly know you’re in the company of brilliance. Read the rest of this entry »


Standing pool side in his black Speedos, hair wet and water dripping down his chest, Jesse Bradford (Clockstoppers) looks like another in a long line of post-pubescent Calvin Kline underwear models. He’s as cute as a button, and his character in “Swimfan,” Ben Cronin, is about as smart as one. Read the rest of this entry »