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December 2007

Foster Care

Does it matter if an actor or actress is gay? Beyond all the hypocritical moralizing and dogmatic religious stances, should a film fan really care


Critical Confessions: Part 3 - Reaction-nary

It stands as one of the big debates among critics. It surpasses annual best of lists and arguments over overrated/underrated directors/writers/actors. For


Fright Right: Rob Zombie’s Halloween

Only time will tell. It’s been very helpful to other struggling scary movies. When it was first released in 1974, most critics considered Tobe Hooper’


Balls of Fury

Every season, some film has to sacrifice itself for the greater good. Either it’s badly marketing, the release is poorly timed, or the concept


Friday Film Focus - 14 December 2007

For the weekend beginning 14 December, here are the films in focus: I Am Legend [rating: 6] I Am Legend is a depressing experience. For everything it


This ‘Revolution’ Is Music to Freedom’s Ears

THE SINGING REVOLUTION [dir. James Tusty] The fall of the Berlin Wall. The break up of the Soviet Union. The independence of the many former


‘Margot’‘s Presence Makes for Knotty Nuptials

MARGOT AT THE WEDDING [dir. Noah Baumbach] To steal a line from one Homer J. Simpson, familial dysfunction is the Washington Generals of the independent


Experimental Indie Film Worth a ‘Look’

LOOK [dir. Adam Rifkin] There is no such thing as privacy. Stop kidding yourself. From the moment you leave the house to the second you


‘Chipmunks’ Choke on their CG Stupidity

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS [dir. Tim Hill] When one reviews the history of pop culture fads and phenomenon, the unlikely popularity of Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.


‘I Am’ Lethargic

I AM LEGEND [dir. Francis Lawrence] Richard Matheson should have never written his now classic genre novel I Am Legend. Over the four decades since


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