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Review: Side by Side
Chris Kenneally's documentary about the inexorable rise of digital as the medium in which films are being shot and disseminated is a must-see for AV geeks and cinephiles — even die-hard celluloid fans.
| August 17, 2012
Review: Henry's Crime
If you had to compare it to a Russian classic, Malcolm Venville's mild comedy about a nobody (Keanu Reeves) who gets busted for a crime he didn't commit might suggest half-baked Dostoevsky or lightweight Gogol.
| April 22, 2011
If you were going to create a portrait of the Internet, what would it look like?
Versteeg’s ‘In advance of Another Thing,’ ‘Sitings 2010’ at RISD
| April 30, 2010
Mr. Peepers in Mumbai
Here's something Chris Kattan probably rarely hears in real life: "In Night at the Roxbury, you were awesome!" Such, however, is the encomium proffered by two young Indian fans toward the beginning of IFC's somewhat random but not altogether terrible ne
Can Chris Kattan be a Bollywood Hero?
| August 07, 2009
White-knuckle thrill rites
Kathryn Bigelow's art-packed action movies
Bigelow puts the art into action
| July 10, 2009
Squares in squares
Squares in squares
| March 25, 2009
Democracy in China
That December morning in the year 2010 began oddly. The sun rose in the west. The river reversed itself and flowed upstream. The tide went out and didn't come back.
Politics and other mistakes
| December 31, 2008
Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still
The scene set in McDonald's makes sense, unlike the rest of the plot.
| December 16, 2008
A film based on a James Ellroy story should evoke its brutal LA demi-monde setting, not the clichés of other films from the same genre.
A copycat cop movie
| April 09, 2008
Let there be Dark
The last time DJ/producer/label head Moshe appeared in this column, it was posited he had “raised dark and gloomy to a hip-hop art form,” which I meant as a compliment.
KGB and Moshe unleash a Project five years in the making
| November 14, 2007
'Tis the season
Yeah, yeah, summer . Go outside, hone your tan, toss a Frisbee, blah blah blah.
To stay inside and watch awesome movies
| June 28, 2007
On January 24, SPACE Gallery kicks off a series of four films and follow-up dialogues exploring contemporary philosophy.
Movies to make you think better
| January 17, 2007
In 1977, in his novel A Scanner Darkly , Philip K. Dick invented the perfect drug — at least from society’s point of view. True Dick?: Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master. By James Parker
Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly
| July 06, 2006
The ball buster
You could make a convincing argument, particularly if you’re under 30, that John C. McGinley is better known for his role in Office Space than his role in Platoon.
Celebrating the career of John C. McGinley
| June 29, 2006
The Lake House
Despite an ominous setting and its South Korean pedigree, Argentine director Alejandro Agresti’s film reveals its wistful romantic intentions early on. Watch the trailer for The Lake House (QuickTime)
Too wistful, not supernatural enough
| June 14, 2006
May has been a big month for mainstream rock, with high-profile releases by Pearl Jam, Tool, and Jack White’s Raconteurs racking up blockbuster sales and claiming pop-cultural real estate reserved more often these days for Kevlar-clad rappers.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ two-disc epic
| May 28, 2006
I have no idea why or how I’m on my way to the office of a high-powered agent in Beverly Hills, except “it’s all about contacts.”
| May 10, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
Fans of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic The Seven Samurai , which spawned John Sturges’s 1960 The Magnificent Seven , are going to be surprised at what they find in Samurai 7 .
Kurosawa’s classic becomes IFC’s Samurai 7 , plus more, but not better, Henry Rollins
| March 30, 2006
Where is the love - side
| March 01, 2006
Best left alone
Wshould offer a tax break to a group described by an authoritative source as “generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative, and multi-talented” than the majority of the population: Left-handed people.
Politics and other mistakes
| February 22, 2006
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