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September 2007

Across the Universe (2007)

Sometimes, as a critic, you’re stuck for a motive. You work your brain around the history of cinema, and while potential reasons seem to


Mr. Woodcock (2007)

They don’t call them ‘the formative years’ for nothing. Our past constantly crashes into the present reminding us of the many reasons we become


15 September, 2007

Part of the fun of Fall is seeing the kind of creativity (thematically and/or pragmatically) that Hollywood has determined deserves awards consideration. So far,


The Brave One (2007)

Try as you might, you cannot shake The Brave One. It sticks with you, digging down into your own scarred psyche and touching on every


Summer Scrapheap - Hot Rod/Bratz/The Hottest State

No matter the time of year or cinematic season, the film business loves to accent its mainstream titles with the occasional obscure, off the wall


The (Lame) Name Game

They say it’s the toughest hurdle for a writer to overcome. Plot and characterization can draw on a dozen different elements, and subtext and


11 September, 2007

As the Fall continues to bombard us with its cultural relevance, the DVD distributors are maintaining a sales status destined to complicate and perplex the


Remake Me!

Though every generation likes to think that they’ve discovered Hollywood’s dirty little secret, the truth is that remakes have been around forever. Back


The Legend of God’s Gun (2007)

It’s an interesting time for the once dead film genre known as the Western. Ever since Clint Eastwood snagged an Oscar for his “revisionist”


Short Cuts - In Theaters: Shoot ‘Em Up! (2007)

If you’re looking for the culmination of the last two decades in filmmaking, if you need a movie that provides nothing but hair trigger pop shots, if your standard action movie is just too slack paced and remedial for your Red Bulled synapses, Michael Davis’s deconstructionist marvel will fuel inject your fun factors in quick order.


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