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Wednesday, May 2 2007

Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.


Tuesday, May 1 2007

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."


Friday, March 30 2007

Memory (2005)

Like a high school essay written the night before it's due, Memory reveals its dearth of imagination right off, with a frontispiece dictionary definition of its title.


Wednesday, February 21 2007

Shallow Graves

Martin Scorsese's hotly tipped Oscar fave, The Departed, plumbs the depths of the psychological and sociological motives of violence, loyalty, and duty.


Friday, February 16 2007

Ghost Rider (2007)

Now, not only is the Ghost Rider beleaguered by Mephistopheles' incessant demands, but also by this big-screen ignominy.


Thursday, January 25 2007

Bingo! Bango! Bliss?? An interview with David Lynch


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.


Monday, January 8 2007

Inland Empire (2006)

Nikki's story takes her deep inside herself or deep inside the movie industry.No matter how you're inclined to read the film's final dancers, the scene offers a Lynchian Rorschach test. What you see tells you something about you.


Thursday, November 16 2006

Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.


Sunday, October 15 2006

Click (2006)

At heart, Click is a trivial movie that asks an important question about life, the universe, and everything: how on earth can a man who's doing Kate Beckinsale on a regular basis be at all dissatisfied with his life?


Man of the Year (2006) (Reviews) [13.Oct.06]
The Departed (2006) (Reviews) [6.Oct.06]
Joe Dirt (2001) (Reviews) [31.Jul.06]
Click (2006) (Reviews) [22.Jun.06]
Wedding Crashers (2005) (Reviews) [3.Mar.06]
E-Ring (Reviews) [11.Jan.06]
The Passenger (1975/2005) (Reviews) [23.Nov.05]
Domino (2005) (Reviews) [14.Oct.05]
E-Ring (Reviews) [21.Sep.05]
Wedding Crashers (2005) (Reviews) [15.Jul.05]
Land of the Dead (2005) (Reviews) [24.Jun.05]
Around the Bend (2004) (Reviews) [24.May.05]
Inside Deep Throat (2005) (Reviews) [11.Feb.05]
The Stepford Wives (2004) (Reviews) [8.Nov.04]
Man on Fire (2004) (Reviews) [15.Sep.04]
Lilith (1964) (Reviews) [30.Aug.04]
Heartburn (1986) (Reviews) [12.Jul.04]
The Stepford Wives (2004) (Reviews) [17.Jun.04]
Envy (2004) (Reviews) [29.Apr.04]
Man on Fire (2004) (Reviews) [23.Apr.04]
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) (Reviews) [22.Mar.04]
Eraserhead (1977) (Reviews) [15.Dec.03]
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) (Reviews) [11.Dec.03]
Gigli (2003) (Reviews) [9.Dec.03]
The Rundown (2003) (Reviews) [25.Sep.03]
Gigli (2003) (Reviews) [1.Aug.03]
Psych-Out / The Trip (1967/1968) (Reviews) [12.May.03]
Anger Management (2003) (Reviews) [11.Apr.03]
Kangaroo Jack (2003) (Reviews) [16.Jan.03]
Catch Me If You Can (2002) (Reviews) [26.Dec.02]
About Schmidt (2002) (Reviews) [13.Dec.02]
The Pledge (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Mulholland Drive (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Joe Dirt (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Jesus’ Son (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
America’s Sweethearts (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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