Scott Timberg

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  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Even in his grad-student days, playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute got a charge out of stirring up audiences nearly to the point of physical violence. Take the 1991 run of Filthy Talk for Troubled Times at a makeshift theater in New York City, where ...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    Henry Jaglom's movies offer everything that Americans hate about French films, but with little of the philosophical depth or visual daring that marks the best French cinema. He captures the annoying qualities of Woody Allen movies -- the self-abso...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    With I Love You, Don't Touch Me!, first-time filmmaker Julie Davis has made a low-budget movie about love and abstinence among under-30s that looks less to the films of her generational peers -- Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming or Kevin Smith...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    British actor Gary Oldman, who made his mark playing a punk in Sid and Nancy and a playwright in Prick Up Your Ears, wrote and directed Nil by Mouth, which has already drawn comparisons to the class-conscious dramas of Mike Leigh (Naked, Secrets &...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Only Thrill, directed by Houston native Peter Masterson, is a conventional, sentimental movie that nonetheless hits where it aims. The film, which otherwise would be competent but unremarkable, is distinguished by two memorable actors -- Sam S...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    His eye trained on the manic collision of Catholicism and consumerism, Pedro Almodovar has made some of the liveliest, most genre-bending films of the last two decades. The commander of a visual style that emphasizes bright primary colors and bold...

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