July 30, 2004

The Village

villageMost summer films excite, scare, and thrill you every moment you're in the theater, blowing your mind with eye-exploding special effects (and dropping your jaw with the money spent on them). But it's all so meaningless, you forget what you saw by the time you get to the car. The Village has no special effects, no stunts, no sex, and no car chases, yet it's the most exciting and scary movie of the year. Would you prefer a Hollywood equivalent of a log flume ride, or a scary, thoughtful, gorgeous movie which you'll be talking about for weeks to come? (Landmark Embassy Cinema, Waltham)