Wednesday, August 20, 2003

The Cuckoo

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The Cuckoo takes place toward the end of World War II and opens with a Finnish soldier named Veiko (Ville Haapasalo) being chained to a stake driven deep into a huge rock, for reasons that are never made clear. Apparently he’s done something to offend his brothers in arms....

Continue reading »

Bonhoeffer

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian who opposed Adolf Hitler and his brutal regime, first openly in the early ‘30s and then more clandestinely as the dictator’s power became absolute. Bonhoeffer, the documentary by Martin Doblmeier, is a straightforward telling of his life, of his early triumphs as a...

Continue reading »

Camp

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Camp is a clever title for this offbeat and occasionally laugh-out-loud teen musical comedy set at a summer drama camp (think a gay-themed spoof of Fame, in the woods). First-time director Todd Graff’s fish-out-of-water plot plays up some of the secondary meanings of the title: “artificial and extravagant ......

Continue reading »

Le Divorce

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

As a Merchant-Ivory film, Le Divorce comes with its own set of preconceived notions about what it should and should not be. Indeed, its plot would be right at home in the costumed, pre-20th century halls of M-I films of the ’80s and early ’90s. But Le Divorce takes...

Continue reading »

Grind

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Grind borrows from so many places that it barely has its own identity, instead gamely attempting to subsist on a steady diet of Tony Hawk, road trip bromides and repeat viewings of Dazed and Confused. And for all its eager consumption of what came before, the movie is incredibly...

Continue reading »

Tragedy revisited

New book explores the silent deaths of 30,000 in Bhopal, India.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

After reading "Five Past Midnight in Bhopal," you may savor filling your lungs with air. Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro's description of the mass suffocation caused by a leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant outside of Bhopal, India, is stunning. They vividly capture how, in the midnight hour of...

Continue reading »

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Somebody help me

A long, deep look at underclass despair, at the DFT this weekend.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The remarkable achievement of Steve James' film is the way it draws us into Stevie's world to the point where we actually begin to care about his fate and the whole benighted, violent, helpless and hopeless milieu he's stuck in. Slowly, we begin to see both the larger picture and the perplexing details.

Continue reading »

Cinemania

Posted By and on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Geezer: 2 stars Weezer: 2 stars If you think you've got problems, meet Jack, Eric, Bill, Roberta and Harvey, five New Yorkers who must see two to five films a day at the expense of almost everything else, like, say, regular bowel movements. Cinemania (a documentary by Angela Christlieb...

Continue reading »

Freaky Friday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

In this umpteenth update of the switcheroo story, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan have plenty of fun trying to be each other. This Freaky Friday is actually very entertaining, most of which is due to the engaging, sharp script by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon.

Continue reading »

S.W.A.T.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

This stylishly clichéd action popcorn-muncher is less inspired than derived from the mid-’70s, run-of-the-mill TV police series. S.W.A.T. may have its rare thrills, but few of its big-screen tactics are actually special — with Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez.

Continue reading »

Best Things to Do In Detroit

Most Popular

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation