March 2004

O Brother, what do we have here? “The Ladykillers” is the latest broad comedy from quirky filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. Following “The Big Lebowski,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, and “Intolerable Cruelty,” it’s also the fourth comedy in a row from the Coens (“The Man Who Wasn’t There” being NOT a comedy) that should [...]

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You are your memories. They define you. Attraction is something not to be trifled with, a dangerous thing. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is the amazing new collaboration between writer Charlie Kaufman (“Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation”) and director Michel Gondry (“Human Nature”). Jim Carrey, cast way against type, is excellent as Joel, a shy [...]

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Kevin Smith is the writer/director behind controversial films like “Dogma” and “Chasing Amy.” He’s known for rapid-fire, hard-R dialogue in movies like “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” He has amassed a loyal fanbase and cult following (me included), who forgive him for his lack of lofty cinematic goals as a director [...]

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