Articles tagged chris weitz

20 Questions: Steve Schiltz of the Hurricane Bells

Longwave frontman Steve Schiltz took time off from his main band to form Hurricane Bells and wound up on the New Moon soundtrack.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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12 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Golden Compass

Scruffy and unpolished in the open casting call, Dakota Blue Richards shines in her role as the gutsy heroine.

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13 Dec 2007 // 4:35 AM

The author of ‘The Golden Compass’ doesn’t mince words

He certainly doesn’t look like a god-killer. But that’s how critics cast him: a deity-smashing heretic, bent on spreading godlessness with children’s

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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7 Dec 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Golden Compass

Too bland and disjointed to match up with either set up expectations, The Golden Compass is too familiar to be beguiling, too interested in appeasing masses and selling the Corgi toy line.

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Director says initial reaction to ‘Compass’ hasn’t been golden

Chris Weitz is a moviemaker on the spot. He’s just directed a multi-million dollar movie fantasy, “The Golden Compass,” which opens around the world

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‘Compass’ author’s atheism stirs debate on film’s message

Nina Hemmer is a reader. The 11-year-old Shorewood, Wis., girl is plowing through the Bible and hopes “to get to the part about Jesus’ birth

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Chuck & Buck (2000)

If this film only accomplishes one thing, it's this: acknowledging that even straight boys explore their sexuality with their male friends and come out of the experience more aware of themselves, not necessarily fucked up.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Chuck & Buck (2000)

Like Arteta's intelligent and lively first feature, Star Maps, Chuck and Buck takes emotional risks and poses questions - about children and adults, responsibility and sexuality -- that other films will not.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

// Short Ends and Leader

"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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