Comedy Rod Lott
In case there were any question, Dead in France
is a black comedy. Take the opening scene, for instance, in which a man
takes a fatal fall from a cliff, but not before hitting his head on the
rocks several times during the trip, grunting a painful “Oof!” with
each knock to the noggin.
‘Trainspotting’ engineer Danny Boyle delves back into the world of crime with ‘Trance,’ with less-than-hypnotic results.
Thriller Rod Lott
After fiddling around with Oscar a couple of times with Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, director Danny Boyle gets back to doing what he does best: the thriller. However, in Trance, opening today in Oklahoma City, the flashy filmmaker bears a light coat of rust.
Comedy Rod Lott
Better than the hit novel on which it’s as faithfully based as budgetary issues allow, John Dies at the End
is one of those movies that tries really hard to be a cult movie. In
this case, however, the goal has been met; I suspect that, as with most
of director Don Coscarelli’s work, from Phantasm and The Beastmaster to Bubba Ho-Tep, we’ll still be discussing this one decades later. That’s not to say it’s without faults.
Thriller Phil Bacharach
Baby boomers can be their own worst enemy. The generation that was going
to change the world instead settled on thinking the world of
themselves. Youthful idealism, aging and compromised idealism, pining
for that youthful idealism — nothing fuels anti-boomer sentiment like
Horror Rod Lott
When you put a little kid in danger in your first scene, as The Wicked
does, I'm in. That’s a fairly bold move, and it signals that the film
is going to — pardon my French — have some balls and do something