SEE THE WORLD A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. An American (David Duchovny) in Paris tells his wife what it was like growing up in Greenwich Village and hanging out with a retarded man (Robin Williams). Duchovny’s semi-autobiographical directing debut is a sweet story that depends almost entirely on its actors. Anton Yelchin is excellent as the 13-year-old; … Continue reading House of D
IN THE END, HE SEES EVERYTHING. In a world where children are implanted with a memory chip at birth, Alan Hakman (Robin Williams) makes (a suddenly dangerous) living as a cutter, one who turns people’s lives into a neatly edited home movie for the relatives. Williams is always interesting to watch as sad, mysterious loners … Continue reading The Final Cut
REMARKABLE. UNBELIEVABLE. IMPOSSIBLE. AND TRUE. An old man interrupts a rowdy theater rendition of baron Munchausen’s life to let the audience know who the real guy was. Do you dare challenge his words? A series of colorful vignettes follow this introduction; they are fast and funny, as the most notorious liar in all literature visits … Continue reading The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. Absentminded professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams) invents a brilliant thing, flying rubber – and forgets his own wedding for the third time. This remake of The Absent Minded Professor (1961) is fashioned in the style of John Hughes’s previous movies from the 1990s; kids might go for it, but … Continue reading Flubber
JOURNEY TO A WORLD WHERE ROBOTS DREAM AND DESIRE. In a way, this is a tale of two men. They were both born in the U.S. Both made movies in Hollywood – one of them remained faithful to the dream factory, the other guy considered his integrity threatened and moved to England. Both are … Continue reading AI: Do Androids Dream?