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2004 Stories by Ed Halter

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  • Film

    published July 13, 2004

    Long an under-celebrated influence on American experimental cinema, Saul Levine now receives a rare retrospective of his own, in conjunction with... More >>

  • Barney Rumble: Superficial Doc Revisits Clinton's Gay '90s

    published July 6, 2004

    Bart Everly's doting portrait of openly gay Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank dispels current notions about the so-called return of the... More >>

  • Moods for Moderns

    published July 6, 2004

    Following Marshall McLuhan, early writing about video art proposed an aesthetics of narcissism; later, academics channel-surfed, read some... More >>

  • Sunset Blvd. to Mulholland Dr.: Los Angeles Films Itself

    published June 29, 2004

    Thom Andersen's visual-database-as-documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself, which opens at Film Forum July 28, runs close to three hours, but... More >>

  • The Big Ones

    published June 29, 2004

    Spider-Man and Michael Moore: fellow do-gooders or mortal enemies? Questions of box office competition aside, a posting on film geek Harry... More >>

  • Film

    published June 8, 2004

    Attempts to integrate real sex into nonporn movies tend toward two modes: campy subcultural satires (John Waters, Bruce La Bruce) or pessimistic... More >>

  • Avant-Garde Old Guard: Modernist Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    published June 1, 2004

    "An underlying theory that I will probably continue to pursue," Yvonne Rainer told art critic Lucy Lippard in 1975, is "that the most scabrous... More >>

  • Script Supervision

    published June 1, 2004

    The Voice spoke with David L. Robb, author of Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon Shapes and Censors the Movies (Prometheus Books,... More >>

  • Film

    published May 25, 2004

    Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer Directed by R. Torjan Indican, June 2 through 15, Two Boots Pioneer A self-proclaimed... More >>

  • Film

    published April 27, 2004

    Long before high-tech digital dinosaurs and similar CGI creatures overran the Hollywood ecosystem, pioneering stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen... More >>

  • This Is Freedom?

    published April 6, 2004

    From cyberpunk's keyboard-jockey fairy tales, to Wired magazine's rave-era libertarianism, through the dotcom boom's fast-company frontier... More >>

  • A Macho Vigilante Remake With Wood Planks and Man Tits

    published March 23, 2004

    A ridiculous macho slugfest attempting to reassert the '80s-style roid-raging revenge narrative (e.g., Commando, Rambo III),... More >>

  • Mind the Gap

    published March 9, 2004

    Although the Whitney Biennial is one of the few major art events committed to showcasing cinema, its film and video programming plays a curiously... More >>

  • Sub-Masters

    published March 2, 2004

    Legendary San Francisco champions of DIY cinema as the ultimate form of mind-blowing, budget-busting, kick-assing cultural resistance, Craig... More >>

  • Sarah Jacobson 1971-2004

    published February 17, 2004

    "No one wants to listen to my story," Kristin Calabrese screams in Sarah Jacobson's 1992 riot-grrrl cine-manifesto I Was a Teenage Serial... More >>

  • The Origin of Species

    published February 3, 2004

    While right-wingers bellyache about the so-called attack on marriage by matrimonially minded lesbians and gays, within the field of queer studies... More >>

  • Film

    published January 20, 2004

    When Madstone Theaters backed out of plans to premiere this gay Mormon romance in Salt Lake City (concurrent with openings in L.A. and New York),... More >>

  • Missionary Positioning

    published January 13, 2004

    Sundance is no longer Utah's only indie-cinema foothold. In the past few years, the state has played host to an unprecedented surge in feature... More >>

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