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Enough of all this whining about the millions of regular people ruined by the financial collapse of 2007 — how about a movie sympathizing with one of the unfortunate guys responsible?
The rich guy's point of view
| September 14, 2012
Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling
After reading the story about Rep. Peter King threatening to investigate the White House's cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow for her upcoming Bin Laden film, I...
| August 14, 2011
China expert sees a nation at the 'shadow-line'
Joseph Conrad wrote of a "shadow-line," an indistinct boundary between youth and adulthood that adolescents awkwardly straddle; one moment there is impressive poise and maturity, and the next, a slip into past boorish, immature behavior.
Across the Globe
| March 19, 2010
Review: Brooklyn’s Finest
Somebody must have drawn up a computer program on Crash -like multi-narrative screenplays, because it's infected the system and won't go away.
Tango and Crash
| March 05, 2010
Lite at the end of the tunnel?
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
| January 01, 2010
The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
| October 23, 2009
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
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
Paul Schrader at the HFA
"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
| January 26, 2009
Nights in Rodanthe
Diane Lane has become typecast as the older, disenfranchised woman who runs away to find solace but instead rediscovers romance, or at least sex.
Weepy, made-for-TV material
| September 24, 2008
What’s wrong with them?
Released earlier this year, Under Our Skin labors to bring "the Lyme controversy" into mainstream conversation.
Lyme documentary gets Under Our Skin
| September 17, 2008
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
| September 08, 2008
With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
| August 06, 2008
Crossword: ''Out with the old''
You know the rest
| May 28, 2008
If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
| November 20, 2007
The Hunting Party
Writer/director Richard Shepard knows how to make a movie a good time, even one set in the physically and psychologically wrecked post-war Balkans.
Confident wits collide
| September 18, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
Cowboy says I can’t dance.
| April 11, 2007
Con but not forgotten
The traditional Hollywood bio-pic reduces a famous life to a couple of platitudes, a two-hour narrative, a big-name star, and a few Oscars.
The Hoax pushes Hughes goods
| April 03, 2007
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