Thursday, January 15, 2004

In Theaters Now:

Big Fish: A huge disappointment from Tim Burton (more on that soon).

The Company: Boring! which is much worse than bad. From Altman you expect to have to work to keep up, but there's little happening here. The dancing is nice at times, and McDowell does his best to lend the film some color, but it fails. I'm sorry. I know you were looking forward to it.

Girl With a Pearl Earring: Rather interesting. Go if it appeals to you.

In America: a sweet inspirational weepie, good not great.

Stuck on You: vulgar, stupid, and funny. Go! (Though it might be perfect to save as a rental.)

The Triplets of Belleville: One of the best films out there. Fantastic animation, much of it hand-drawn. Lovingly created, magical, subversive.

21 Grams: Overwrought and overambitious but also powerful. Dark, violent, sad. And there's a great love story in here. (I Wish they'd cut Sean Penn's wife and Del Toro's part.) I admit to tears.



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