Paul Cullum

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  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Armed again with the comedy of despair, but with a far sight more focus than last time out, Kicking and Screaming director Noah Baumbach takes on one of the more coiled and resilient of the seven deadlies in Mr. Jealousy, a bright comedy of manner...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Director-writer-composer-star-visionary Vincent Gallo, a left-field character actor whose best work has been in the films of mainstream eccentrics like Emir Kusturica (Arizona Dream), Abel Ferrara (The Funeral), and Alan Taylor (the low-key Palook...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    For those who thought Dumb and Dumber signaled the end of the world as we know it, my advice to you is duck and cover. Comedy avatars Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the odium savants who perpetrated what some might consider Jim Carrey's Hamlet (the gen...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's a truism that unless your film picks up momentum as it goes along, you'd do well not to put a ticking clock in it. Thrillers like The Big Clock and DOA work because they're superior mousetraps that have found a way to put time itself in pursu...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    No genre of film is quite as beleaguered as the humble romantic comedy. Ideally suited to the modest budgets and limited chops of the burgeoning filmmaker--no horses, no explosions, no alien embryo pods filled with disgusting slime--the genre ofte...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    Bruno Barreto is the heir apparent of Brazilian cinema; he's known on these shores for the lush romanticism of the Sonia Braga travel brochures Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1977) and Gabriela ('83), and in his own country for teen fluff like '8...