The Matrix: Revolutions – Review

October 4, 2004

The Wachowski Brothers deserve credit for building a whole universe. Same unsettling feeling: This is just a better Johnny Mnemonic. Which s not exactly praise.

The Matrix Reloaded – Review

February 2, 2004

Watching this is like riding in a car with someone who’s learning how to drive stick: Go fast, stop dead, talk, go fast again, talk more, go fast, stop cold.

The Matrix – Review

September 1, 1999

Kind of like The Truman Show, except only a few dozen rebels are in on the gag. It’s not a complete paradise. It seems we need a certain amount of misery.

Feeling Minnesota – Review

June 1, 1997

Feeling Minnesota doesn’t really go anywhere unexpected. Worse, the characters are said to have interesting backgrounds, but you never find out what they are.

River’s Edge – Review

September 1, 1996

The murdered girl is as resonant a portrait of femininity fragility as Ophelia, except she didn’t drown and Ophelia didn’t spend all of Hamlet lying naked.

My Own Private Idaho – Review

September 1, 1996

Gus Van Sant took the story of Henry IV to the streets of Portland, Oregon, where the trashy flesh-peddlers and addicts roam on a pilgrimage into the void.