Archive for May 15th, 2006

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

It’s impossible to review Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as just another movie. Twenty-eight years in the making, three sequels and two prequels later, countless billions at the box office and enough merchandising to choke a Wookie, the Star Wars franchise is more an event than just 140 minutes of film. Read the rest of this entry »

The Last Resort

The disorientation and isolation of being a new immigrant in a strange country are explored in “The Last Resort,” a thoughtful new film from director Pawel Pawlikowski. Making his feature film debut, Pawlikowski delivers a film that looks and feels so real it could be a documentary. Read the rest of this entry »

16 Blocks

In New York, you always hear people complain there is never a cop around when you need one. Try telling that to burnt-out New York Police Detective Jack Mosely (Bruce Willis), so dispensable his superiors relegate him to babysitting crime scenes. With a slight limp and a legal alcohol limit constantly coursing through his veins, Mosely is among the walking dead. When he’s not passing time waiting for retirement, he’s compromising evidence looking for a drink. Read the rest of this entry »