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Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan
An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy, Henry Corra's film has ahold of a pungent story — that of the titular black Texan fella who vanished in Vietnam 40 years ago.
Rich in mysteries
| September 02, 2011
Review: Alpha and Omega
If Lionsgate wants to take a bite out of the animated film market dominated by Pixar and Disney, it’ll have to do better than this toothless stray.
Talking-wolf movie includes one of Dennis Hopper's final performances
| September 17, 2010
Indie-film fans could hardly have imagined the day that Patricia Clarkson would share the screen with the likes of WWE stud John Cena.
Cena holds his own
| September 10, 2010
Review: Death at a Funeral
Once the enfant terrible of misogynistic movies (see 1997’s In the Company of Men ), Neil LaBute has moved on to remakes. His take on a 1973 horror classic ( The Wicker Man ) is either classically horrible or classically brilliant.
Farce in the age of Obama
| April 23, 2010
Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?
Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
| January 29, 2010
Doomsday is good therapy. What does it matter that billions die if that brings a family together in one big hug?
Doom and doomer: the bullshit hits the fans
| November 13, 2009
If the goal was to bring to life for a night the strange beast that is cable access, they nailed it.
CCTV 20TH Anniversary at the Middle East Upstairs, October 18, 2008
MEGAN V. BELL
| October 21, 2008
The Fernando Meirelles–directed film is, of necessity, less literary and philosophical.
An old-fashioned disaster-movie yarn
| October 01, 2008
Be Kind Rewind
This isn’t Gondry’s best work — it’s too unstructured, labored when it begs to soar.
A shambling charmer
| February 20, 2008
John Sayles’s first clunker is a threadbare yarn about the emergence of rock and roll that substitutes clichés for character development.
A hot sticky mess
| January 16, 2008
“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
| January 15, 2008
The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
| December 28, 2007
When QubeTV — the video-sharing site “run by conservatives for conservatives” — was launched in April, we were intrigued.
We watch QubeTV so you don't have to
| June 06, 2007
Lyrical, contemplative, with a clear disdain for mainstream Hollywood, the African-American filmmaker Charles Burnett has cobbled out an unorthodox career.
Charles Burnett at the MFA
| June 05, 2007
It was only a matter of time before the Democrats had a version of Rambo to call their own.
Republicans get gunned down
| March 21, 2007
If the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle Blood Diamond gets remembered for anything, it would be for the attention it’s drawn to the injustice that has risen alongside globalization in Africa.
Non-violence and rationality reign in the MFA’s ‘African Cinema’
| February 14, 2007
The future of an illusion
When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
| November 15, 2006
The Shaggy Dog
Dave Douglas (Tim Allen, who as the Santa Clause series attests is adept at these family shape-shifting comedies) is an LA deputy DA prosecuting an animal-rights activist for setting fire to a biotech company’s lab.
Tim Allen marks his cinematic territory
| March 08, 2006
Flash back to Cannes, 2003, the press conference for Dogville . Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier leaned toward his superstar lead, Nicole Kidman, and put her on the spot before the international press.
Lars von Trier at Cannes 2005
| February 15, 2006
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