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2004 Stories by Ben Kenigsberg

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  • Film

    published December 28, 2004

    Depraved, disgusting, misogynistic, ugly, and interminable, Murder-Set-Pieces is the lowest form of cinematic life, a movie so utterly... More >>

  • Film

    published November 30, 2004

    India's official entry for this year's Foreign Language Oscar, Shwaas takes a potential hot-button premise—the callous indifference of... More >>

  • Child's Gay! Chucky Comes to Terms With Swishy Spawn.

    published November 9, 2004

    Having drawn and quartered its premise over the course of four previous movies, the Child's Play franchise now officially dissects itself,... More >>

  • Film

    published November 2, 2004

    The feature debut of New York–based film critic Bilge Ebiri, this waggish workplace send-up plays like a photocopy of Office Space... More >>

  • Film

    published October 19, 2004

    With a title that's perhaps too literal, this modest Canadian debut feature examines the love triangle that forms among a silent-film professor,... More >>

  • Film

    published October 12, 2004

    A retiring mailman (Teng Rujun) takes his son (Liu Ye) on a three-day delivery round through the mountains of Hunan to train the boy as a... More >>

  • Film

    published September 28, 2004

    Not as snort-worthy as Backdraft, Ladder 49 is a serviceable testament to the firemen who would bravely risk their lives to protect... More >>

  • Film

    published September 21, 2004

    Using Illinois's 2000–'02 clemency hearings and Governor George Ryan's waffling as entry points, Deadline delivers a routine but... More >>

  • Film

    published September 21, 2004

    Like Bush himself, First Daughter conceives of the presidency primarily as an ongoing costume ball, replete with fairy-tale manse and... More >>

  • Film

    published September 14, 2004

    Give the man credit for persistence: Eric Schaeffer hasn't made a watchable movie yet, but he presses on, in the face of overwhelming criticism,... More >>

  • Film

    published September 7, 2004

    Synthesizing elements from 2001, Dawn of the Dead, Alien, and even Solaris, the first Resident Evil was a... More >>

  • Decaffeinated Action Star Exacts Revenge, Ducks Cameos

    published August 31, 2004

    Producer Mel Gibson's holy payback for years of photojournalist harassment, this cookie-cutter Cape Fear knockoff centers on Bo Laramie... More >>

  • Snake Eyes: Pointless Anaconda Sequel in Need of Anacondas

    published August 24, 2004

    In this nominal sequel to 1997's Anaconda, a half-dozen scientists go up a river in Borneo to search for the "blood orchid," the floral... More >>

  • Film

    published August 3, 2004

    A mondo product placement in search of a screenplay, the conscious Working Girl homage Little Black Book makes the mistake of... More >>

  • Film

    published July 20, 2004

    Gerry Anderson's cult TV series Thunderbirds was, if nothing else, an impressive feat of synergy: Filmed in "Supermarionation," the show... More >>

  • Film

    published July 13, 2004

    Weary of her abusive stepdad, trailer princess Nola Keynes (Emmy Rossum) hotfoots it out of Kansas and hits Manhattan, where she's shocked to find... More >>

  • Film

    published June 8, 2004

    No one can accuse Garfield: The Movie of infidelity to its source: It faithfully conveys the banality of Jim Davis's cartoon. (Though the... More >>

  • Film

    published January 27, 2004

    After the abominable Myth of Fingerprints and World Traveler, indie hack Bart Freundlich has now traveled the path you almost hoped... More >>

  • Legally Conned: Soap Opera Star Impersonates Matinee Idol

    published January 13, 2004

    First glimpsed giving an unbearably smarmy performance, Tad Hamilton (Josh Duhamel), it's clear from the outset, might as well be called Cad... More >>

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