Drama Rod Lott
Strangely, the single most interesting aspect behind "Adventures in
Pornoland" isn't even mentioned in the film or on its box: that its
story is essentially a put-on, with only the actors playing the engaged
couple in on the "joke." Everyone else presumably thought they were part
of a documentary.
Unfortunately, it fails to deliver on that third word.
Comedy Rod Lott
In its opening moments, "Rio Sex Comedy" is instantly endearing, with
Fisher Stevens’ character practically passing out over the sight of nude
natives, followed by They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul (Not
Constantinople)" driving the opening credits.
What movie love lurks in the heart of man? ‘Shadows’ knows.
Documentary Rod Lott
At the start of the documentary “These Amazing Shadows,” various film
lovers talk about the magic of going to the movies, using phrases like
“window to the world” and “religious experience.” But the way things go
at the multiplexes these days — texters, talkers, popcorn-munchers —
when’s the last time you felt that sense of awe?
Beautiful, alien music gets a beautiful, alien concert film.
Documentary Matt Carney
If you missed last night’s chance at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but
like music, watch “Inni.” If you like film, watch “Inni.” Even if you
liked Sigur Rós’ other concert documentary, “Heima,” go see “Inni.” I
personally guarantee that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Comedy Rod Lott
No more comedies about quirky, dysfunctional families, please — at least
those in which the entire point is that said families are dysfunctional
and quirky. That goes double if they go straight to video.
Horror Rod Lott
Slick direction, arresting visuals, palpable tension, appealing actors, a
can't-miss concept — I'm describing not "Psychic Experiment," but a
trailer that appeared before it on the DVD, for the upcoming "The
Hunters." It looks kind of cool; I look forward to seeing it.