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2006 Stories by Ben Kenigsberg

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  • 'Darshan, the Embrace'

    published July 18, 2006

    Darshan, the Embrace is the kind of artistic endeavor for which the word hagiography was invented: a documentary portrait of... More >>

  • Class Acts

    published July 4, 2006

    Having risked a tarnished reputation with last month's screenings of Walk the Line, MOMA now opens this year's Premiere Brazil series with... More >>

  • New York Stories

    published June 13, 2006

    Having established his genius for stoner repartee ( Dude, Where's My Car?; Harold & Kumar), Danny Leiner aims for something more... More >>

  • 'Shem'

    published May 16, 2006

    At his grandmother's request, callow 19-year-old Daniel (Ash Newman, a poor man's Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) travels from London to the Jewish quarters... More >>

  • 'Mendy: A Question of Faith'

    published May 2, 2006

    Don't worry, it's kosher," ex-Hasid Yankel (Spencer Chandler) tells just-left-the-fold Mendy (Ivan Sandomire) before pushing his friend to swallow... More >>

  • 'How I Killed a Saint'

    published April 25, 2006

    Making economical use of a shopworn metaphorical device, How I Killed a Saint explores Macedonia's 2001 near–civil war with its... More >>

  • 'Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story'

    published April 4, 2006

    More suited to the short form, Rob Corddry's brand of faux-unwitting sarcasm is pushed to the limit by Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes ... More >>

  • Gag Order: Lumet's Old-School Courtroom Farce

    published March 7, 2006

    It's startling to think that Sidney Lumet has brought courtrooms to cinemas for nearly 50 years, from 12 Angry Men (1957) to The... More >>

  • Getting Even With Authority at Swedish Boarding School

    published February 28, 2006

    Possibly the work of Lasse Hallstr evil twin, this '03–'04 Swedish Oscar nominee tells the story of how affable, muscular swim champion Erik... More >>

  • 'The Neighbor No. Thirteen'

    published February 28, 2006

    Also known as The Neighbor in No. 13, which would have been a more straightforward title for this fairly routine exercise in J-horror... More >>

  • 'Date Movie'

    published February 14, 2006

    It's "from 2 of the 6 writers of Scary Movie," and like its forebear, Date Movie subscribes to the fallacy that number of parodies... More >>

  • Don't Know Jacques: Martin Founders in Lifeless Remake

    published February 7, 2006

    A collapsed studio, poor buzz, and release date hopscotch all fed expectations that the new Pink Panther would be a cataclysm worthy of... More >>

  • 'Annapolis'

    published January 24, 2006

    Overachievement may go down as Justin Lin's great subject—if only he weren't a superlative case study. First his muddled Goodfellas... More >>

  • 'Underworld: Evolution'

    published January 17, 2006

    You'll need devotees of the first Underworld—do you guys exist?—to explain what the hell is going on in Underworld:... More >>

  • Stale Suburban Indie Reheats Clichés, Adds Extra Cheese

    published January 10, 2006

    An ugly-duckling fable populated with grotesques out of John Waters, Pizza attempts an unlikely mode: earnest camp. Obese, bespectacled,... More >>

  • 'April's Shower'

    published January 3, 2006

    Brokeback Mountain may or may not be gay enough, but next to the middlebrow blandness of April's Shower, it's the pinnacle of... More >>

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