Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995)

Oct 31, 2009 by Mr. Nau A group of former gangsters botch an action ordered by the Man with the Plan (Christopher Walken), due to the uncontrollable temper of the dumbest of them. The leader of the group, Jimmy the Saint (Andy Garcia), the smoothest guy ever, tries to help the others evade their impending […]

Minority Report (2002)

Oct 31, 2009 by Mr. Nau Tom Cruise plays John Anderton, a precrime division detective in 2054 Washington in this science fiction thriller, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. His job is to stop murders moments before they happen. This action picture is full of intrigue, amazing special effects, and solid acting […]

2046 (2004)

Oct 29, 2009 by Mr. Nau In this stunningly realized Hong Kong fantasy, a writer interweaves his past with an imagined future, involving three beautiful women with whom he has romantic relationships. This cinematic masterpiece is gorgeous, with beautiful settings, a phenomenal screenplay, imaginative use of color to distinguish themes, and unforgettable interplay between the […]

Wonderfalls (2004)

Oct 29, 2009 by Mr. Nau Jaye Tyler returns home to Niagara Falls after getting her philosophy degree to work in a gift shop, drink at a quaint bar, and hang out with her friends, when various animal-faced objects begin talking to her. This quirky comedy series is very well written with an exceptional cast. […]

SherryBaby (2006)

Oct 27, 2009 by Mr. Nau Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in this Golden Globe-nominated drama about a single mother trying to put her life back together and reestablish her relationship with her daughter after a three-year prison sentence. Gyllenhaal ably plays the dysfunctional woman in a picture full of addiction, relapse, bad choices, and temptation. Grade: […]

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Oct 22, 2009 by Mr. Nau Russell Crowe is Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey in this naval adventure based on Patrick O’Brian’s novels. His ship, the Surprise, is chasing a French privateer around South America during the Napoleonic Wars. This huge picture with eye-popping naval battles and briny realism delivers a glimpse of life at sea. […]

Beat Street (1984)

Oct 21, 2009 by Mr. Nau Rae Dawn Chong stars in this old school hip-hop movie about a classically-trained dancer who discovers a subculture of breakdancers, DJs, and graffiti artists in the Bronx. The story line and the costumes are horribly dated 25 years later, but the genre’s musical pioneers perform a classic soundtrack. Grade: […]

Before the Rain (1994)

Oct 20, 2009 by Mr. Nau Aleksander, a refugee from Macedonia who becomes a respected photojournalist in London, returns home during the Bosnian war in this independent war film. Three sets of characters, including a silent young Orthodox monk, an Albanian girl who hides with him, and Aleksander’s friends and family bring the conflict to […]

Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

Oct 19, 2009 by Mr. Nau Jessica, frustrated with the parade of bad dates, reluctantly responds to a personal ad posted by Helen, who is looking for a girlfriend. The two of them start an unlikely relationship that runs from blissful to bored to tumultuous. This endearing picture has a lovely script and a poignant […]

Heroes, Season 1 (2006)

Oct 19, 2009 by Mr. Nau A diverse group of people from around the world begin to discover their superhuman abilities in this phenomenal NBC TV series. With riveting story lines, believable characters, nail-biting intrigue, and great acting, this series keeps the audience guessing through twists and turns, hidden subplots, reluctant heroes, and mysterious villains. […]

keep looking »