Articles tagged james urbaniak

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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22 Oct 2008 // 1:00 AM

Independent Lens: Chicago 10

Opening the Fall 2008 season of Independent Lens, Chicago 10 revises old ideas -- about what constitutes history and documentary.

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14 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Chicago 10

Where is our Chicago Ten? Where are our “conspirators”? Is Obama really supposed to fix everything? Can we really pretend that things are still getting better all the time?

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29 Feb 2008 // 3:05 AM

Chicago 10

You can't make this stuff up: Bobby Seale, bound and gagged in a Chicago courtroom. But there it is, again, in big, brightly colored animation, in Brett Morgen's Chicago 10.

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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.

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18 May 2007 // 3:05 AM

Fay Grim (2006)

Fay Grim is less concerned with the details of contemporary spy-craft and global deception than with broader moral questions.

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29 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Girl from Monday (2004)

In the film's America, the government has been replaced by an advertising firm.

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24 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Venture Brothers

The boys are so moronic that it's hard to care what happens to them.

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4 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Teknolust (2002)

Tilda Swinton is perfectly suited to Leeson's cyberfeminist project.

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22 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

American Splendor (2003)

Is there a finer actor on the planet than Hope Davis?"

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3 Dec 1999 // 12:03 AM

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Even though Sean Penn brings a phenomenally hysterical freshness to Emmett Ray (and he played a similarly mustachioed maniac in Hurly Burly, without the artistic genius), Sweet and Lowdown is familiar ground for Woody Allen, replete with his usual themes.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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