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November 2007

The ‘C’ Word

Move over f**k – there’s a new expletive in town, and it’s taking over the R-rated motion picture dialogue domain as never before.

Doris Wishman’s ‘Hideout in the Sun’

Damn but the late Doris Wishman was a cinematic saint. She can entertain with a random shot of feet, or whisk us away on clouds

The Beatles in ‘Help!’

1965 was a transitional year for international icons The Beatles. It would see the release of their artistic “breakthrough” album, the pot-inspired mostly acoustic gem Rubber

God Inside the Devil: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Many have never heard of him. Others only know selected works—the ‘80s effort Santa Sangre, the consistently mentioned “midnight movie” El Topo - but

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

So Jesus was a seagull. Or in deference to all devout Christians out there, a bird can be a messianic figure once it has a

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1

Because of their high profile in the entertainment business and a talent track record of near mythic proportions, it’s easy to forget what Pixar

Friday Film Focus - 9 November 2007

For the weekend of 9 November, here are the films in focus: Fred Claus [rating: 7] Fred Claus is the perfect post-millennial holiday film. It’s funny,

These ‘Lions’ Just Need to Shut Up

LIONS FOR LAMBS (dir. Robert Redford) There are basically three levels of debate. The first type is often called the slam dunk, the common sense

‘P2’ Provides Palapable Thrills

P2 (dir. Franck Khalfoun) Since the earliest days of cinema, the woman in jeopardy has been a narrative staple. From the perils experienced by Pauline

‘Fred’ Ends Up Being a Fine Claus

FRED CLAUS (dir. David Dobkin) Christmas is a mess. It’s not sacrilegious to say it. Between the remaining religious significance, the retail desire to

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