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Wednesday, September 29 2004

The Hunting of the President (2004)

'There was a sense among a certain social set in Washington that Clinton was not their kind of person.'"


Godzilla: The Monster Wars Trilogy (1998)

The aliens are not only a distraction, but interlopers in the human-monster dynamic.


The Alamo (2004)

'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.


Thursday, September 23 2004

Outfoxed (2004)

Outfoxed makes the case that Fox News is the video component of the Republican National Committee.


Naked in New York (1993)

Naked in New York tries to distinguish itself through flights of fancy, but these are too brief, as if director Daniel Algrant can't commit.


I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)

It's difficult to know what to do with hideous alien invaders who only want to be daddies.


Carandiru (2003)

Carandiru is about how stories are told, what they mean to different listeners, how they create identities and communities.


Monday, September 20 2004

Mean Girls (2004)

Concerns Cady's transformation, as she's subjected to high school and the 'mean girls' who prowl its corridors.


Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

Coffee and Cigarettes is a return, of sorts, for Jim Jarmusch.


Wednesday, September 15 2004

Young Adam (2003)

'Joe's abandonment is like a political act and a political philosophy, he's a libertine and a libertarian,' says Tilda Swinton.


Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles - Trackers (1999)

The Roughnecks characters are caught between blandness and a semi-cartoon stylization.


Past Midnight (1992)

A carnival of clichés, the film offers a bleak Pacific Northwest location, where it pours atmospheric buckets of foreboding.


Man on Fire (2004)

Tony Scott enthuses, 'I had such a brilliant smorgasbord of really odd, strange personalities and different looks.'"


The Road to Memphis / Godfathers and Sons / Red, White & Blues - PopMatters Music Review )

For a genre of music that was borne out of hardship, and featured some of music history's most powerful and poignant material, its striking how tame The Blues is.


From Jesus to Christ (2004) - PopMatters Film Review )

This passionate intellectual journey through the first two centuries of Christianity is the perfect antidote to The Passion of the Christ.


Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

The film is now out on DVD, a bare-bones release ideal for dissection, isolating the best and worst of Murphy.


Baadasssss! (2003)

Mario Van Peebles came up understanding the power of images as a means to incite and reveal revolution.


Wednesday, September 8 2004

Whispers in the Dark (1992)

What emerges here is a painfully generic potboiler briefly masquerading as softcore porn.


The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.


7 Days in September (2003)

'I wasn't thinking about making a film,' says one documentary filmmaker. 'I just happened to be there and it was history in the making.'"


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