Showing posts from June, 2008

The precision engineering of John Lasseter’s Cars (2006)

Wanted and the taunts of a Russian bully

The morbid pleasures of Poseidon (2006)

Vacuum: Lost in Space (1998)

Visual sludge: the painful incompetence of The Grudge 2 (2006)

The Love Guru and the therapeutic value of a wise man punching a midget

Red-Eye: Handling air rage (2005)

Little Miss Sunshine: Despair in a VW bus (2006)

Get Smart and the decline of man

The Family Stone: Christmas with the Liberal Elite (2005)

Music and Lyrics: Hugh Grant tries to be endearing again

The Politics of the Attractive: the Japanese Aesthetics of Aeon Flux

The Noble Killer: Mark Walhberg in The Shooter

27 Dresses and the inbred formulae of romantic comedies

What would Jane do? Romancing the novel in The Jane Austen Book Club

Time Travel in the Big Easy: Denzel Washington’s Déjà Vu (2006)

Big, green, and puffy: the aesthetic contradictions of The Incredible Hulk

Killing Romance: the Tedium of Smokin’ Aces (2006)

Sleight of hand: the filmmaker’s illusions in The Prestige” (2006)