A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001): The Mommy Returns – Review by J. Hoberman

2019-03-04T10:19:48+00:00February 22nd, 2019|CINEMA|

Fairy tales can come true. Spielberg the historian is in remission; Steven the regressive has returned, with a vengeance. An occasionally spectacular, fascinatingly schizoid, frequently ridiculous, and never less than heartfelt mishmash of Pinocchio and Oedipus, Stanley Kubrick and Creation of the Humanoids, Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence is less a movie than a seething psychological bonanza.

The Servant (1963) – Review by Andrew Sarris

2018-08-07T13:59:53+01:00August 7th, 2018|CINEMA|

The Servant is a genuinely shocking experience for audiences with the imagination to understand the dimensions of the shock. In years to come The Servant may be cited as a prophetic work making the decline and fall of our last cherished illusions about ourselves and our alleged civilization.

THE GODFATHER (1972) – Review by Andrew Sarris

2017-11-22T23:17:42+00:00November 22nd, 2017|CINEMA|

I am convinced that The Godfather could have been a more profound film if Coppola had shown more interest (and perhaps more courage) in those sections of the book which treated crime as an extension of capitalism and as the sine qua non of showbiz.