THE HISTORY BOYS

To Sir, with Cock.

BLOOD DIAMOND

Hollywood tends to view Africans in one of two ways: faceless, formless ciphers who litter the street as corpses in a war the Western world has no interest in understanding, or faceless, formless ciphers who speak in homilies and ooze decency out of their pores — the noble savage of old. Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond is […]

JONESTOWN THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PEOPLES TEMPLE

Jim Jones — preacher, con man, pervert, and, ultimately, instigator of mass murder/suicide — is not the sort of man I fear as I close my eyes.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Celebrate or Die!

CALIFORNIA SPLIT

One of the most deliriously entertaining movies ever made about the sport of gambling.

FAST FOOD NATION

A semi-glorious mess.

BOBBY

Altman-lite succeeds on its own terms.

A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT ALTMAN

A tribute to this essential American filmmaker.

COCAINE COWBOYS

Essential Americana in sun-kissed blood-drenched glory.

RESCUE DAWN

The master slips up.