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December 2007

This ‘War’ Is a Winner

Charlie Wilson’s War [dir. Mike Nichols] Politicians will forever be known as slick speaking, backslapping, good old boys, re-feeding the coffers that got them


‘Sweeney’ Stands as Burton’s Best

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [dir. Tim Burton] The reemergence of the musical as a viable, awards season showcase has been fraught


Depth of Field: Naughty and Nice - The Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time

When Santa sits back in his North Pole office and tallies up the boy and girl balance sheet every year, one wonders what exactly he


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


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