Alan Dale earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He currently works as a corporate tax attorney in Portland, Oregon.
A compelling performance of Patrick Marber's configuration of desperate men and women in love and easily Mike Nichols's best movie.
Dench turns a parched, repressed crone into a confiding, self-defeating monster — Richard III in squalid middle-class miniature.
Husband versus wife in a masterpiece of narrative paradox.
Soap opera finally defeats the good musical numbers, and they aren't all good.
Borat is theatrical genius, but Strangers With Candy spanks the mind to attention.
Illustration rather than invention.
Just the kind of numbskull movie that critics call "smart."
African history reduced to a Scotsman's romance of redemption.
For this son of a Pacific-theater marine, far less moving than the National World War II Memorial.
As much fun as a fundamentally disturbing anecdote could possibly be.