Archive for December, 2005

Dark Water

Ever since childhood, Dahlia Williams (Jennifer Connelly) has been dealing with abandonment issues. She dreams about her alcoholic, inattentive mother coming and going, never being there for a frightened little girl sitting alone in the rain. Unfortunately for Dahlia, when it rains, it pours, and her recurring childhood June gloom is about to engulf her only chance at happiness. Read the rest of this entry »


They’ve got guns, girls, a hot car, a badge, but most of all, they’ve got each other. They’re “Starsky & Hutch,” Bay City cops living on opposite sides of the law. David Starsky (Ben Stiller) is the anal retentive, by-the-book cop who respects the job even if his fellow officers don’t respect him. Read the rest of this entry »


The heat can make you do crazy things. In “Phoenix,” a decent stab at but not slice of film noir, the temperature is soaring. Thanks to a tidy yet familiar script by Eddie Richey and assured direction by Danny Cannon, “Phoenix” ignites the screen with gut-wrenching action and incendiary performances. Read the rest of this entry »