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2003 Stories by David Ng

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  • Desert Hearts

    published December 30, 2003

    The Arizona desert doesn't appear often on New York stages, but in Julia Cho's The Architecture of Loss, its merciless sun and suffocating... More >>

  • Law Disorder

    published December 2, 2003

    One of the brightest talents of the new Argentine cinema, director Pablo Trapero charts one cop's indoctrination into a world of duplicity in his... More >>

  • Artisanal French Animator Says No to His Mouse and the Mouse

    published November 25, 2003

    Last summer, Jeffrey Katzenberg declared that "traditional animation is likely a thing of the past." This week, the new French film The... More >>

  • Subtext

    published November 18, 2003

    WHITE MEN ON RACE By Joe Feagin & Eileen O'Brien Beacon, 275 pp., $26 More >>

  • Nuts and Volts

    published November 18, 2003

    Storm warning: Halle Berry gets soaking wet in Gothika, the victim of deluges that would make her meteorologically gifted X-Men... More >>

  • Ring Recycle: A Horror Parody Franchise Gets Its Third Wind

    published October 28, 2003

    Once again setting the mass culture Cuisinart on pulverize, this hugely profitable spoof franchise rebounds nicely from its sophomore... More >>

  • In a Paris Pornplex, Gay Men Get Off Watching Straight Sex

    published October 7, 2003

    The original title of Jacques Nolot's Porn Theatre is La Chatte à Deux Têtes (The Two-Headed Pussy)—a... More >>

  • Spanks Again

    published September 30, 2003

    It would take a stunningly inept biographer to render the life of Kenneth Tynan boring and interminable. Here, after all, is a wonder-boy-gone-... More >>

  • Frustrated Mothers-to-Be Flounder in Saylesian Purgatory

    published September 16, 2003

    Almost all of John Sayles's films could be titled Limbo insofar as they catalog lives in indefinite suspension and communities shaken out... More >>

  • Masked & Pseudonymous

    published August 5, 2003

    What may surprise readers of Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain isn't that protagonist Coleman Silk is black (a revelation made less than... More >>

  • To Have And To Mold

    published August 5, 2003

    As our nation's hissy fit over Gallic weaselhood enters its sixth month, it's comforting to know that some Americans are still flying their... More >>

  • War Tourists

    published July 29, 2003

    The political fault lines that snake through Volker Schlöndorff's best films reached near cataclysmic levels of tension in Circle of... More >>

  • No Man's Language

    published July 8, 2003

    A far cry from the proletarian dilapidation on display at BAM's current Aki Kaurismäki retro, the Finland of The Cuckoo practically... More >>

  • Monsters Ink

    published July 1, 2003

    If it didn't so obviously borrow from other epidermally obsessed movies, namely The Silence of the Lambs and Peter Greenaway's The... More >>

  • East Is East

    published May 27, 2003

    The pidginized title of Babak Shokrian's debut feature might suggest an ethnic quirkfest on the order of Bend It Like Beckham, but this... More >>

  • Moods For Moderns

    published April 15, 2003

    Front-loaded with sunny crowd pleasers, this year's "New Greek Cinema Festival" feels like an implicit rebuke to gloom-meister Theo Angelopoulos,... More >>

  • Scars and Bars

    published March 25, 2003

    Though grounded in the hubbub of city life, the films of Turkish director Zeki Demirkubuz unfold on a more metaphysical plane populated by the... More >>

  • The Pallor of Money

    published February 25, 2003

    Hawking its genre clichés as if they were newly minted aperçus, Poolhall Junkies is low-grade billiard porn that earnestly... More >>

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