Posts Tagged ‘Rosario Dawson’

I knew that RENT was in trouble from its first scene, a rendition of “Seasons Of Love” (whose chorus consists of singing “How about love?” a bunch of times) set in an empty theater. Note to director Chris Columbus: the goal of making a musical film is not to duplicate the experience of watching a […]


Like Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Jesus Camp or Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen, Kids is one of those movies free of monsters, blood, and gore that is absolutely terrifying. In fact, Kids is like the Thirteen of the last decade, a wake-up call to youth and adults alike of how some adolescents lead their lives. These […]


I couldn’t do it. I made it to 1:26 and I had to stop it. I was annoyed, repulsed, and just plain bored. Of course, the film is a beautifully rendered, completely unique blend of film and graphic novel, and I thought that I could watch all 126 minutes of Sin City just to see […]


When I first read about Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s grindhouse movies, I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t like them, that I wasn’t part of the audience for them. I mean, violence, gore, and objectified women? Hardly sounds like my cup of tea. I shouldn’t like Death Proof. I know that I shouldn’t like […]


I was very surprised/a little disappointed in myself that my list of 20 favorite actresses was composed completely of white, straight, able-bodied females. The list was made only slightly diverse in that it included seven non-American women (eight if you include Natalie Portman), two of whom speak English as a second language. A couple of […]


A Guide to Returning Your Saints has a very odd and disparate collection of reviews attached to it. “The film’s strongest performances come from Chazz Palminteri, who avoids slipping into the gangster role into which he has been stereotyped; Channing Tatum, whose Antonio is equal parts charisma and violence; and Melonie Diaz, who’s a firebrand. […]