Shaun of the Dead.

What can zombies do to brush up their image, to make themselves relevant to a modern audience?

The Animation Show.

Some brief thoughts on each of the shorts (and not-so-shorts) of the films I saw at Judge & Hertzfeldt’s touring festival of animation.

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

When the only convincing performance in a film comes from a backwards-talking, computer-animated muppet, you know you’re in trouble.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

The whole affair is a wonderful play (pun intended) on identity, reality, and langugage.

Kung Fu Hustle.

Kung Fu Hustle doesn’t inspire deep analysis so much as a feeling of sheer elation.

Vanity Fair (the movie, not the magazine).

How much do I love Reese Witherspoon? Enough to sit all the way through this movie.

Three-penny take-home test.

I really didn’t dislike my film theory class as much as you’d think from reading this weblog.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The film makes the transition to a more visual medium by replacing some of the novels’ logorrheic verbal digressions with arch visual gags.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

It’s two hours of drug jokes, fart jokes, boob jokes, gay jokes, and generally tiresome bad behavior. On the other hand, it’s Asians engaging in this bad behavior.

Your favorite movie sucks.

Don’t mind me, just whining about class. No, not “class,” “class.” Eh, you know what I mean.