Drama Rod Lott
From 1953, Knights of the Round Table
proudly boasts the CinemaScope logo as it opens, trumpeting itself as
an epic Hollywood costumed drama on a massive scale: no expense spared,
no detail ignored. And no story engagement.
Drama Rod Lott
In 1971, the all-American, Nixon-loving clan known as the Loud family
made history without even trying. They just allowed cameras into their
lives for six months, and the result was PBS' An American Family, television's first reality series.
Thriller Rod Lott
True to its title, The Aggression Scale
begins quite aggressively: A woman just done with her daytime jog
enters her home, whereupon a gunshot blasts her back out to her front
yard. A hit man emerges and snaps a Polaroid for proof.
Country Phil Bacharach
On Goodbye Normal Street, their third full-length album, Turnpike Troubadours serve up a potent brew of country, bluegrass, folk and even Creole (just to kick it up a notch). The quintet from Stillwater produces music that’s straightforward and simple, but hardly simplistic.
Love means never having to say ‘you’re sorry’ ... because your partner can’t hear you, anyway.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
If Contagion were exported to Scotland — and injected with a dose of speculative fiction in customs — the result might make Perfect Sense. The film fails only to fit snugly into one genre, being a thriller, a romance and sci-fi, but sci-fi only in the sense that Children of Men and Never Let Me Go were. This is equally brainy, and maybe just a smidge less bleak.
Action Rod Lott
“Based on real acts of valor,” Act of Valor
may prove a better Navy recruitment film than action film in the short
term. While not the first movie depicting Navy SEALs doing their thing,
it's the first movie to do so starring actual, active-duty Navy SEALs. Seriously — for privacy reasons, their names aren't even in the credits.
Documentary Rod Lott
How many pre-teens not only have a idea of what they want to do with
their life, but actually already are doing something about it? The
answer: At least three, based upon those you'll meet in Racing Dreams,
a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary about kids competing for
the national karting championship as they chase hopeful NASCAR futures.