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Wednesday, July 10 2013

‘The Bridge’: Crossing and Recrossing Borders

In The Bridge, the detectives find two half bodies laid out as if one, on the US-Mexican border, symbolic in a way that is both crass and inexplicable.


Sunday, August 3 2008

Monk: Season Six

If season seven doesn’t prove more interesting, I’m ready to wash my hands (repeatedly) of Monk.


Friday, November 2 2007

American Gangster

As much as American Gangster loves Frank's intelligence and charisma, it must also condemn his criminality.


Wednesday, July 19 2006

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

"The idea was to try to make the most real survival possible," says director Alexandre Aja, "Even if you're dealing with radioactive cannibal mutants."


Thursday, March 9 2006

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

It's bad to be stranded in the desert. Especially when you're surrounded by flesh-eating human mutants.


Thursday, January 26 2006

Monk

Now entering its fourth season, Monk finds itself in a precarious position.


Wednesday, December 22 2004

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Demme's movie reasserts that the fabled U.S. political landscape isn't transparent or democratic, but instead, corrupted by the individuals who manage it.


Friday, July 30 2004

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate draws a line between the corporation and the government, sustaining a hope that the U.S. system might be salvaged by an honestly free election.


Thursday, October 31 2002

The Truth About Charlie (2002)

It conjures a perverse and giddy grace.


Monday, July 22 2002

Monk

If the energy and originality of the storylines catch up with Monk and Sharon's dynamic, the series can only improve.


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