A Life Less Ordinary – Review

April 1, 1998

People watch stupid flicks like this drunk or baked after a long day trying not to draw attention to themselves at jobs they don’t care about enough to hate.

A Life Less Ordinary – Review

December 1, 1997

This should have been just a madcap, goofy, directed-by-Carl-Reiner sort of comedy. They threw in gratuitous violence, bad hair, bad skin, and bad singing.

The Pillow Book – Review

September 1, 1997

The moment I saw his new movie, The Pillow Book, I realized that more than anything else, Greenaway is completely full of shit. I’m not saying there aren’t mountains of deep meaning in this film or his others, and I’m not saying he isn’t a very serious-minded filmmaker.

Trainspotting – Review

August 1, 1996

Irvine Welsh’s ambivalent tale of heroin addiction amid the self-contained projects of east Edinburgh provides a lust for life no summer blockbuster can muster.

Shallow Grave – Review

March 1, 1995

Shallow Grave’s not-so-subtle shifts accelerate the film into a careening series of mind-bending hair-pin plot twists and turns.