COLD MOUNTAIN (Anthony Minghella, 2003)

Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain is a vacuous film, with little or no emotional payoff for all our enduring 155 minutes of narrative nonsense. Some of the acting is okay (Nicole Kidman’s, for example), but most of it is god-awful, including Renée Zellweger’s preposterous Oscar-winning turn as a plainspoken mountain woman. As far as I’ve been […]

RITWIK GHATAK

What I have done here is cull chronologically the 300-word entries for Ritwik Ghatak films included in my 100 Greatest Asian Films list and elsewhere on this site, which you will find elsewhere on this site. 1952 14. THE CITIZEN. Although films from “Bollywood” are quite the fashion, nearly all outstanding films from India have […]