A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.
In ‘R100,” by Hitoshi Matsumoto, a salaryman hires a sadism service to deliver dominatrixes wielding punishment on a regular basis.
2015-01-22 | MANOHLA DARGIS | Read the New York Times Review of R100
Rendlesham Forest in England, site of a famed U.F.O. sighting, plays a leading role in Daniel Simpson’s science-fiction “Hangar 10.”
2014-11-06 | JEANNETTE CATSOULIS | Read the New York Times Review of Hangar 10
Only 1,000? That seems like a conservative estimate of the body count in this tribute to the splatter horror films of the 1970's by the heavy-metal rocker Rob Zombie. Alas, Mr. Zombie is both too much of a stylist, in that he's always self-consciously cutting away to oddball inserts, black-and-white flashbacks, negative images and other extraneous material, and too little, in that he is not in enough control of his means to let a mood grow and fester. And festering is what this genre is all about. — Dave Kehr
2003-04-12 | Dave Kehr | Read the New York Times Review of House of 1,000 Corpses
Yet another mediocre New York romantic comedy, yes, but notably less mediocre than "Maid in Manhattan" and "Two Weeks Notice." This is because Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey are an energetic, well-matched comic pair, and because the writers have smuggled a few sharp, funny jokes into the lockstep conventions of the plot. The premise, too, has a nice frost of screwball cynicism, as the two principals woo each other for venal, professional reasons. Ben (Mr. McConaughey), a tomcatting ad man, must make a woman fall in love with him if he is to win a big account; to write a feature story for a women's magazine, Andie (Ms. Hudson) must drive a man away. Would you believe that they actually fall in love? Nobody would, but it's sometimes fun to pretend, just as it's fun to pretend that the advertising and magazine industries are untouched by recession, the Knicks are in the N.B.A. finals and Staten Island is full of people who talk as if they're from Texas. — A. O. Scott
2003-02-07 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days