Author: Jay Antani

Shuttle

Shuttle

One has to wonder if it ever occurred to writer-director Edward Anderson while making his thriller Shuttle how truly vile and reprehensible his project was. The hook, I'll admit, is pretty nifty: Two attractive young...

Movie Review posted on 12th March 2009

El Norte

El Norte

Gregory Nava's El Norte has come to be regarded as the definitive portrait of the experience of undocumented Latin-American workers in the United States. Released in 1983, Nava's film has lost none of its lyrical...

Movie Review posted on 13th January 2009

Bug (2007)

Bug (2007)

On my way out of William Friedkin's latest Bug, I overheard a gentleman in the lobby say to his companion that he hopes everyone involved in the picture fires their agents. The movie could mean...

Movie Review posted on 29th May 2007

The Hoax

The Hoax

Everybody loves a good con artist, a guy who can bluff his way into or out of anything. He's isn't violent, not a gangster, but a smooth-talking charmer whose poker face doesn't flinch no matter...

Movie Review posted on 6th April 2007

Conversations With Other Women

Conversations With Other Women

Try to watch director Hans Canosa's Conversations with Other Women twice and in quick succession. The memories that haunt the film's reunited lovers subtly inform every look, line, and gesture between them. For that reason,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Edukators

The Edukators

Is there any room for social activism in this day of lockstep capitalism? How does one militate against a system when one is too busy just trying to make ends meet? Indeed, the machinery of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Twenty-five years since its release, Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Raging Bull has been crowned with so many critical laurels that another word in praise of it might seem hopelessly redundant. To claim that it puts to...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

One has to wonder what gave Sijie Dai the impression that his screenplay for Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress -- an adaptation of his own best-selling novel and co-scripted by Nadine Perront -- was...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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