On DVD: Nightwatching

A densely layered experience such as Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching challenges a critic's ability to rearrange something that has been especially sculpted for cinematic presentation. Translating film content into prose is often easy; at least, a summary description is usually accessible to one used to working with words. But Greenaway has fashioned a film that unites so many ideas and textures - many of which are utterly foreign to mainstream filmmaking - that it is difficult to arrive at a fair representation of them for the purposes of a review.


On DVD: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

The third in the Ice Age franchise is beautifully designed and animated, but has been leeched of much of its predecessors' charm, which has been replaced with a trite, silly sitcom plot. Running out of gags and ideas, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs relies only somewhat on past successes while spinning a story that puts suspension of disbelief to a test, even for an animated film.

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